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| Servings: 8 buns


I made a take on hot cross buns using 2 ingredient dough. They don’t look the best, but I am so surprised that they actually taste like the REAL THING!
I’m going to name this CHEAT HOT CROSS BUNS.

  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 1 cup plain yogurt (I used full cream)
  • ½ a cup of castor sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 120 g fruit cake mix (I used the luxury mix)

Mix all dry ingredients together. Add yogurt and fruit. Knead for a minute or two until it comes together.
Divide into 8 portions and roll into balls.

  • Make cross mix by mixing:
  • 50 g flour
  • 45 ml water
  • 15 ml oil
  • 7,5 ml sugar

Pipe crosses onto buns.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C until golden and cooked through (tap to hear if hollow… they will be baked then.

  • Make a quick glaze:
  • 5 g sugar
  • 30 ml water

Brush over buns when they come out of the oven. And there you go.


Recipe and photo: Dalila De Barros Viljoen

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