Cinnamon-Honey Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns perfect as a side dish and tea break. Make it presentable by putting a crisscross made of Cake Mate Sugar Sprinkles. Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 10-12 minutes Makes: 12 servings (Proofing: 1hour and 45 minutes)

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All You Need

  • 2 ½ cups (625 ml) whole wheat flour
  • 1½ tsp (7.5 ml) active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup (62.5 ml) warm water-110 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) Billy Bee Liquid Honey
  • ¼ cup (62.5 ml) milk
  • ¼ cup (62.5 ml) brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (62.5 ml) butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 tsp (.63 ml) salt
  • 1 tsp. (5 mL) Club House Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ cup (62.5 ml) raisin
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) cut dried apricot
  • 1 slightly beaten egg white
  • Cake Mate Decors or Cake Mate Sugar Sprinkles


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the yeast, warm water and Billy Bee Liquid Honey.
  2. Another saucepan, heat the milk, add sugar and butter until it melts. Add 2 cups of flour, add the yeast mixture and egg.Beat with an electric mixer for 3 minutes and add the salt, Club House Ground Cinnamon, raisin, apricot and remaining flour.
  3. Turn out onto a floured surface, and knead for 3-5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. Cover and let rise 1 hour, or until doubled.
  4. Punch dough, divide into 12 pieces. Shape each piece into a ball, place on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise till double (30-45 minutes).
  5. Make a crisscross slash across top of each bun. Brush rolls with egg white. Bake 350°F 10 minutes. Sprinkle with Cake Mate Decor.


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