No Yeast Hot Cross Buns
No Yeast Hot Cross Buns
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
No Yeast Hot Cross Buns are the perfect Easter treat and is mixed, baked and ready to serve in under an hour !
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Servings: 8 Servings
Author: Linda Nortje
  • 3 1/2 cups Self-Raising Flour
  • 1/2 t Salt
  • 1/2 t Mixed Spice
  • 1/2 t Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter softened
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Raisins
  • 1 Egg lightly beaten
  • 1 cup Milk (approximately)
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1/3 cup Water
  • 1 TB Sugar
  • 1 t Gelatin Powder
  • 1 TB Hot Water
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 220 deg C (450 deg F) – butter a 20 x 30cm (8 x 12 inch) oven dish
  2. Combine the Self-Raising Flour, Salt, Spice and Cinnamon in a medium mixing bowl – add the Butter and rub in until combined
  3. Add the Sugar, Raisins and the Egg – stir to mix – add just enough Milk, little by little, to form a stiff dough

  4. Roll out to a 1cm (10mm) thickness and use a 5cm (2 inch) round cookie cutter to cut out 8 pieces – arrange in the prepared oven dish
  1. Make a paste by mixing the Flour and Water – transfer to a piping bag and pipe a cross on each dough round – bake 15 – 20 minutes (I use the top grill to brown the buns a little – a minute or two will do) – remove from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack
  1. Dissolve the Sugar and Gelatin in the Hot Water – brush over the warm Hot Cross Buns