No Knead Hot Cross Buns

No Knead Hot Cross Buns

These No Knead Hot Cross Buns are easy to make and as with any jome baking it’s a great way to cut down on plastic waste as you don’t need to buy them from the shop pre-packed in plastic and you can buy all of your ingredients plastic free.

No Knead Hot Cross Bun Recipe

What You'll Need - Ingredients

  • 525g strong white bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour for piping
  • 75g castor sugar
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 7g dried yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 200ml full fat milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 150g raisins
No Knead Hot Cross Buns

How To:

1.      Make the day before you want to cook them.

2.      Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl, flour, sugar, mixed spice, salt, yeast and raisins.  Stir to combine.

3.      Pour the milk into a glass jug and add the butter, warm the mixture to melt the butter and then allow to cool.  You can either warm it in the microwave or in a saucepan but don’t overheat and bring it to the boil.

4.      When the milk and butter has cooled to room temperature add the beaten eggs.

5.      Make a well in the flour mix and pour in the milk mixture. Use your hands to combine the ingredients and make a loose dough making sure everything is well combined.

6.      Cover and leave for 1 hour.

7.      Fold the dough 4 times with a wet hand, lifting and folding it over from each side.  Rest the dough for another hour then repeat the folding.

8.      Cover the dough and allow to rest overnight.

No Knead Hot Cross Buns

9. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface, divide into 12 equal pieces forming balls. Place evenly spaced on a lined baking sheet.  Cover with a damp cloth and leave to prove for 1 to 2 hours until the buns have almost doubled in size.

No Knead Hot Cross Buns

10. Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Mix the remaining flour with water to make a sticky paste, place in a piping bag and pipe the crosses over the buns.

11. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until nicely golden.

12. Remove from the oven and brush them with a sugar glaze, To make the glaze melt 1 tablespoon of castor sugar in 1 to 2 tablespoons of boiling water.

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Hi, I’m Frankie. This is my blog (Thoroughly Modern Grandma) about blending old fashioned values with modern technology, whilst trying to reduce our waste and be a little kinder to our Planet.

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