Hot cross buns are a staple food item for this time of year, toasted and slathered with butter, but if you want something a little more exciting than the classic, look no further.
While I am never one to turn down a classic hot cross bun, and the fruity mix of cinnamon, spice and sultanas in a soft, doughy bun is a true thing of beauty, recently I’ve spotted several alternative versions to try.
Before you embark on your hot cross bun baking session, remember to put aside a lot of time. It takes two proving stages to make them and it’s ideally the perfect activity for a long Sunday when the cold weather and rain has kept you quarantined inside.
If you’ve got a better version, please share it in the comment section and let me know which one your favourite is.
1 White Chocolate and Cranberry Hot Cross Buns (by Createbakemake.com)
2 Spiced Mocha Hot Cross buns (by Thehealthygourmande.com)
3 Hot Cross Buns with White Chocolate, Pistachios and Dates (by Chocolateandzucchini.com)
4 Apricot and White Chocolate (by Sistermixin.com)
5 Apricot, Cherry, Cranberry and Cardamom Hot Cross Buns (by Fearlessfresh.com)
6 Apple and Cinnamon Hot Cross Buns (by Technicolorkitcheninenglish)
7 Double Chocolate Chip and Espresso Hot Cross Buns (by Butterbaking.com)
8 Apricot Raisin Hot Cross Buns (by Bakedbree.com)
9 Chocolate Orange Hot Cross Buns (by Marshasbakingaddition.com)
10 Caramel Apple Hot Cross Buns (by Crumbkitchen.com)