Delicious Spiced Rum Hot Cross Buns recipe for Good Friday you have to try 5 months ago

Delicious Spiced Rum Hot Cross Buns recipe for Good Friday you have to try

These sound so good.

The last couple of weeks I think we've all been doing a bit more baking, I know I have.

With Easter coming up I've wanted to recreate one of my favourite treats from when I was growing up, traditional Hot Cross Buns.

We'd have them in my home every Good Friday so I've been on the look out for a good recipe for them and this one caught my eye.

The reason this recipe caught my attention was because it adds a dash of spiced rum (just a dash) to the mixture to give it a little extra flavor.

The ingredients that you'll need to make sixteen buns are;

• 300ml Whole Milk
• 50g Unsalted Butter
• 575g Plain Flour
• Table Salt
• 75g Caster Sugar
• 1 tsp Baking Powder
• 1 Organic Egg
• Old Hopking Spiced Rum
• 1 Orange
• 75g Sultanas
• 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
• 2 tbsp Golden Syrup

You'll be able to get all of this at Aldi.


• Boil 300ml of milk on a low heat
• In a separate pan, place 50g of butter over a low heat until melted
• Add the warmed milk and melted butter into a bowl, mix and leave to cool until mixture reaches room temperature
• Separately, mix 500g of flour, 1 tsp of salt, 75g of caster sugar and 1sp of baking powder into a bowl
• Pour in the warm milk and butter mixture and add 1 beaten egg
• Add in a splash of Aldi’s Old Hopking Spiced Rum
• Combine the ingredients together to form a sticky dough and place onto a floured surface
• Knead until the mixture becomes smooth and springy and then place the dough into a flour-covered bowl
• Cover the bowl with a damp tea towel and leave to rise for 1 hour until the mixture has doubled in size
• Once the dough has risen, place the mixture back onto a floured surface
• Tip in 75g of sultanas, 1 tsp of ground cinnamon and grated orange zest (optional), and knead this into the dough
• Divide the dough into 16 squares and on a floured surface, roll these squares into balls
• Line these balls onto a baking tray and cover with a damp tea towel to allow the balls to prove for an additional hour until they have doubled in size
• Add 5 tbsp of water, 1 tbsp at a time, to 75g of plain flour to make the paste for the cross
• Use this mixture to then pipe two lines across the top of the buns to make a cross on each, using a piping bag or a spoon
• Place the buns in the oven at 200c/gas 7 for 20 minutes
• Melt 2 tbsp of golden syrup in a pan and brush over the top of the buns whilst they’re still warm
• Set aside to cool on a wire rack