Hot Cross Buns Recipe | Food Diaries | Zarnak Sidhwa | Bakery Items

Hot Cross Buns Recipe | Food Diaries
Hot Cross Buns Recipe | Food Diaries

Hot Cross Buns are the perfect thing to bake at home for achieving the best hot dogs at home!

Watch this Masala TV video to learn how to make Hot Cross Buns and Devilled Eggs Recipes. This show of Dawat with Chef Abida Baloch aired on 2 April 2021.

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  • Flour 500gm
  • Caster sugar 75gm
  • Mixed spice powder 2 tsp
  • Ground cinnamon 1 tsp
  • Zest of lemon 1 lemon
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Yeast 1tbsp
  • Butter 40gm
  • Milk 300ml
  • Egg 1
  • Sultanas 200gm
  • Chopped mixed candied peel 50gm
  • Oil, for greasing

For the topping:

  • Flour 75gm
  • Golden syrup for glazing

Mix the flour, sugar, spices and lemon zest, add the salt and yeast, placing them on opposite sides of the bowl. Melt the butter in a pan and warm the milk in a separate pan. Add the butter and half the tepid milk to the dry ingredients. Add the egg and use your hands to bring the mixture together, incorporating the flour from the edges of the bowl as you go. Gradually add the remaining milk, to form a soft pliable dough (you may not need all of the milk). Tip the dough out on to a lightly floured work surface. Knead by hand incorporating the sultanas and mixed peel into the dough. Lightly knead for 10 minutes until silky and elastic and forming a smooth ball. The kneading can also be done in a food mixer with a dough hook. Oil a bowl and place the dough in a bowl, cover with cling film and leave to rest in a warm place for about 1½ hours or until doubled in size.
Turn the dough out on to a floured surface and divide into 12 balls. Line 1-2 baking trays with paper and place the balls on the tray, placing them fairly close together and flattening them slightly. Slip each baking tray into a large clean polythene bag, making sure the bag doesn’t touch the buns. Leave for 40-60 minutes until the buns have doubled in size.

Preheat the oven to 220c/200c fan/gas 7. For the topping, add the flour to a bowl with 100ml/3½fl oz water. Mix together to make a paste and spoon into the icing bag.

When the buns have risen remove the polythene bags and pipe a cross on each bun. Bake for 15-20 minutes until pale golden-brown, turning the baking trays round halfway through if necessary.
Melt the golden syrup in a pan and while the buns are still warm, brush the buns with a little syrup to give a nice shine, before setting aside to cool on a wire rack.


  • Hardboiled eggs, halved 3
  • Mayonnaise 3tbsp
  • Mustard 1 tsp
  • Salt a pinch of
  • Ground black pepper ½ tsp
  • Cream 1 tbsp
  • Black or green olives, sliced few
  • Chili sauce 2 tbsp

Carefully with a small teaspoon scoop the yolks from the halved, boiled eggs into a bowl. Mash them up completely. Add pepper powder, mayonnaise, cream, mustard and mix well. Carefully spoon the mixture, into a piping bag and pipe into the egg whites. Keep the devilled eggs in the fridge until serving time. Drizzle chili sauce on top. Decorate with a sliced olive and serve.

Hot Cross Buns Recipe in Urdu and English

At Masala TV you can check complete Hot Cross Buns Recipe in Urdu and English. This is one of the best recipes by chef Zarnak Sidhwa at Masala TV show Food Diaries. Check out the other best recipes of chefs Zarnak Sidhwa.

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