9 hot cross bun recipes with a twist

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It’s the time of year once more for hot cross buns! Although they’re a universal favourite, perhaps you’re getting bored of plain old buns with butter. If you are, then it’s time to try hot cross bun everything. From French toast, to cake to bread and butter pudding, the humble hot cross bun just got better. Here are 9 delicious hot cross bun recipes (and some are so easy that you can even use store bought hot cross buns).

Hot cross bread and butter chocolate puddings

Turn leftover hot cross buns or even a few slices of our hot cross bun loaf into this scrummy pudding.

Hot cross bread and butter chocolate puddings recipe

Hot cross bun French toast with apple compote

Hot cross bun French toast with apple compote is wonderfully indulgent and full of autumnal flavours. It’s perfect for a lazy morning brunch, and won’t take longer than half an hour to make! Deliciously syrupy and sweet.

Hot cross bun French toast with apple compote recipe

Hot cross bundt cake

Try your hand at this utterly indulgent and absolutely perfect hot cross bundt.

Hot cross bundt

Spiced hot cross bun muffins with cream cheese icing

Hot cross bun muffins are the best of both worlds. These cinnamon-y, crunchy yet light delights are perfect with a cup of tea.

Spiced hot cross bun muffins with cream cheese icing recipe

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Hot cross bun tiramisu

Why not combine two absolutely delicious sweet treat into hot cross bun tiramisu? So creamy, sweet, cinnamon-y, chocolaty… this is pure dessert heaven.

Hot cross bun tiramisu recipe

Hot cross buns with nut filling and cinnamon-vanilla syrup

Hot cross buns with nut filling and cinnamon-vanilla syrup prove that the more buns you can consume over Easter, the better. These sticky, sweet, sinfully delicious buns are all you’ll need this season.

Hot cross buns with nut filling and cinnamon-vanilla syrup recipe

Vanilla and cinnamon spiced custard ‘fondue’ with toasted hot cross bun fingers

If you’re looking for something a bit more out there than just popping a hot cross bun into the toaster, look no further than vanilla and cinnamon spiced custard ‘fondue’ with toasted hot cross bun fingers.

Vanilla and cinnamon spiced custard ‘fondue’ with toasted hot cross bun fingers recipe

Hot cross bun cake

This year, the hot-cross-bun went gourmet and we turned it into a hot-cross-bun cake. Which is exactly like a hot-cross-bun, only bigger. And bigger is always better, of course.

Hot-cross-bun cake recipe

Hot cross buns with white chocolate and nut butter

Avoid preservatives and dough improvers by making your own hot cross buns. The white chocolate adds all sorts of goodness.

Hot cross buns with white chocolate and nut butter recipe

Not a fan of hot cross buns? Make these showstopping Easter cakes instead!

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