Fruit Buns
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If you don't put the cross on a hot cross bun, then they're fruit buns.
Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: English
Serves: 12
  • 2 packets dried yeast
  • 310 ml (1¼ cups) milk, warmed
  • 60 g (1/4 cup) caster sugar
  • 600 g (4 cups) plain flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 60 g butter
  • 1 cup sultanas (golden raisins)
  • ¾ cup dried currants
  • 2 eggs
  1. Place the yeast, warm milk and caster sugar in a bowl and stir until the sugar dissolves. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Sift plain flour with cinnamon, mixed spice and salt into a large bowl. Cut in the butter or use your fingertips to rub it in.
  3. Add eggs and yeast mixture and mix and then add the sultanas and currants and mix til well combined.
  4. Turn out dough onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes.
  5. Place in a large greased bowl and leave in a warm spot for ¾ - 1 hour until double in size.
  6. Punch down, knead again until smooth and shape into 12 balls.
  7. Place in a greased baking tray or use baking paper.
  8. Let rise for 15-30 minutes.
  9. Preheat oven to 200C (400F).
  10. Bake for 10 minutes and then reduce temperature to 180C/350F and bake another 15 minutes.
  11. While hot, brush with melted apricot jam or sugar syrup to make them shine.
Recipe by Orgasmic Chef at