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  • Mar 16th 2016
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Nothing smells more like Easter than the sweet and spicy aromas of a warm hot cross bun.

While we’re huge fans of the traditional recipe, every now and then we like to shake things up a bit. We’ve scoured the web and collated a selection of recipes to take your Easter buns to the next level.

Happy baking Easter bunnies!

Donna Hay Classic Hot Cross Bun


First off though, let’s start with a classic. This Donna Hay Classic Hot Cross Bun recipe is full of cinnamon and spice, sultanas and candied peel. Packed with flavour these buns will be gone before they’ve even had time to cool!

Chocolate Hot Cross Buns


When you can’t decide between a chocolate bunny or a hot cross bun, get the best of both worlds with our Chocolate Hot Cross Bun Recipe! Combining orange, cocoa, nutmeg, ginger and cloves, these buns are equally delicious on their own or slathered with butter! Plus they’re a breeze to make with the help of a KitchenAid Stand Mixer.

Edd Kimber's Hot Cross Bun Loaf


What’s better than a hot cross bun? A hot cross loaf, of course! Edd Kimber’s Hot Cross Bun Loaf is an indulgent Easter time treat toasted and spread with salted butter. Just try and stop at one slice.

Borrowed Light Gluten Free Hot Cross Muffins


Gluten intolerant hot cross bun lovers rejoice! Borrowed Light has shared a wonderful Gluten Free Hot Cross Muffin that you are sure to love.  Packed with almonds, apples, spice and whichever dried fruits you love, these dense muffins make for a nice change from the traditional fluffier style of bun.

Hot Cross Cinnamon Sticky Buns


“If a hot cross bun and a sticky cinnamon bun had a baby this would be the result,” according to Drizzle and Dip who have created this scrumptious Hot Cross Cinnamon Sticky Buns recipe. With a sticky caramel sauce throughout as well the usual hot cross bun suspects (raisins, spices and peel) these are a truly indulgent take on the traditional hot cross bun.

• NB this recipe is from the US. Use this conversion chart to get the Australian measurements.

Hot Cross Bun Truffles


When the idea of making hot cross buns from scratch scares the life out of you why not try Scrummy Lanes Hot Cross Bun Truffles? Combining biscuit crumbs, melted chocolate, condensed milk, spice, fruit and nuts these truffles are easy to prepare and packed with all the essential hot cross bun flavours. These are a perfect pairing for a cup of tea or ideal as an afternoon or evening treat.

Donal Skehan's Hot Cross Bun Bread and Butter Pudding


Leftover hot cross buns no longer need to go to waste! Donal Skehan’s Hot Cross Bun Bread and Butter Pudding is a simple and wholesome dessert featuring custard and cream. The perfect way to end your Easter celebrations, this is a recipe the whole family will look forward to year after year.