STREAMING NOW: Lorraine's Fast, Fresh and Easy Food

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“This is really a classic recipe, but I do love this one in particular, very delicious!!”
12 hot cross buns

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. BUNS: Dissolve 1 tablespoons sugar in water. Sprinkle yeast over water and let stand for 20 minutes, or until frothy.
  2. Heat evaporated milk until just steaming.
  3. In a bowl, blend remaininig sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and cloves; make a well; in a separate bowl, whisk evaporated milk, oil and eggs. Combine milk and yeast mixtures to flour mixture, stirring until a soft dough forms.
  4. Knead dough on a lighty floured sruface, adding extra flour as needed, for 8 minutes or until smooth. Place in a lightly oiled bowl turning to coat. Cover and place in a warm area to rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  5. Punch down the dough; turn out onto a lighty floured surface; knead in currants and peel. Roll into a log and cut into 12 pieces. Shape into balls and place on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise for 20 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 400°F Bake buns 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. GLAZE: Heat sugar with water over medium heat until dissolved, brush over hot buns.
  8. FROSTING: Blend icing sugar with evaporated milk. Pipe a cross on each of the cooled buns.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a