Dairy Free and Egg Free Hot Cross Buns

I was surprised how many Bun recipes have milk and egg in them!!

This is the one I am planning to use on Friday. This recipe makes 12 Hot Cross Buns

DRY Ingredients:

  • 500g Plain Flour
  • 1/2 Tablespoons Improver (or as directed on the improver packet)
  • 1 sachet dry yeast
  • (or Rapid rise – has both yeast and improver in one sachet)
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon Mixed Spice


Add one of these

  • FRUIT: 1 x cup sultanas and 1 x cup currents
  • CRANBERRY: 1 x cup dried cranberries; 1 x cup sultanas
  • CHOC CHIPS: 2 x cups Choc chips (Milk free – either Max Brenner dark choc – or Cadbury dark chocloate chips)


  • 500ml very warm water (about 2/3 boiling 1/3 cold)
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable oil


  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1/3 cup of water (approx)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar


  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon gelatine
  • 1 tablespoon hot water


  • Mix all the dry ingredients together INCLUDING Fruit or choc chips.
  • Add 3/4 of the water, stirring thoroughly. Add oil and mix the dough. Add enough of the remaining water to amke moist stiff dough.
  • Leave dough to rise. Cover with Plastic wrap to prevent drying. You can put the bowl in a sink with warm water to assist rising. Allow it to double in size.
  • When doubled, empty dough onto floured board. Cut into quarters, then each quarter into three equal pieces. (Ensure they are the same size)
  • Knead each portion and shape into smooth ball. Place balls onto tray (prep tray with Glad bake or other baking paper)
  • Brush with glaze mix and pipe on cross.
  • Allow buns to double in size
  • Pre-heat oven to 190 C (fan forced) or 210C – or 210 for non-fan forced
  • Cook till golden (about 25-30mins)
  • Place on cooling rack
  • You can brush the buns with an icing sugar and water mix for glossy finish if you like.


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