Make Railtown Catering’s Hot Cross Buns For Easter

March 20, 2024

Nothing says Easter like hot cross buns! Try this delicious recipe from Railtown Catering, which is also offering Easter to-go packages this year. —Vita Daily

Hot Cross Buns

Yields 12 Buns (60g)


  • 75g Milk
  • 5g Dry Yeast
  • 35g Sugar
  • 50g Vegetable oil
  • 1.5 Large Eggs
  • 300g All-purpose Flour
  • 2g Lemon Zest
  • 2g Orange Zest
  • 3g  Salt
  • 1g Ground Cinnamon
  • 1g Ground Allspice
  • 1g Ground Nutmeg
  • 1g Ground Clove


  • 50g Raisins
  • 50g Dried Cranberry
  • 50g Dried Apricots
  • 250g Water

Hot Glaze:

  • 50g Sugar
  • 50g Water


  • 60g Icing Sugar
  • 50g Water
  1. Soak the dried fruit ingredients in water.
  2. For the dough, combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl on low speed. Increase the speed by one and knead until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
  3. Drain out the water from the soaked fruit, toss it in the bowl with the dough, mixing until combined.
  4. Scrape the dough into a lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic and let it rise for 75-90 minutes, or until it has doubled in size.
  5. Place risen dough onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into ball shapes, each 60g. Place buns on a greased rectangle ring, cover with a plastic wrap, letting the buns rise for 45 minutes.
  6. Combine icing ingredients. Decorate buns before placing in the oven.
  7. Bake it at 350 F for 25-30 minutes, with low fan.
  8. Brush syrup on top of the buns once out from the oven. Enjoy!


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