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Apricot Hot Cross Buns


  • In a bowl, combine the yeast, warm water and a pinch of sugar. Leave the bowl in a warm area in the house to activate the yeast.

  • In a separate bowl, combine the butter, salt, sugar, plain flour and cardamom.

  • Tip in the eggs and yeast and beat. Once the mixture is smooth add the chopped apricots, combine and leave in a warm area of the house until the dough has doubled in size.

  • Preheat the oven to 190C and line a baking tray with baking paper. Knead the dough, separate in to 12 balls and place on to the lined baking tray leaving enough room for the buns to rise.

  • Leave on the tray to prove for half an hour. Meanwhile, combine the milk powder, 100ml of water and 90g of self-raising flour. Pipe the mixture on to the dough to make a cross shape.

  • Place in the oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Heat the apricot jam with a splash of water and bring to the boil.

  • Once cooked, brush the buns with the apricot jam.

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