Friday, April 6, 2012

Hot cross muffins

Have you seen the price of hot cross buns in the supermarket? Outrageous! We've had our fair share over the last few weeks (as you do - they're on the shelves right after Christmas) so I thought I'd make some hot cross muffins for morning and afternoon teas this week. This is a great standby if you feel a little intimidated working with yeast as in traditional hot cross buns. It's basically a sweet, spiced muffin with dried fruit (or chocolate chips as I've made) and iced with basic buttercream.

Hot Cross Muffins

2 cups Self Raising flour
1 cup dried fruit (or chocolate chips)
1 tsp cinnamon (or mixed spice)
1/4 cup oil (I used Canola)
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 egg
1 small quantity of basic buttercream

Add all ingredients, mix lightly and pour into cupcake papers and bake in a 180 deg C oven for 15 minutes. Makes a dozen large sized muffins, 18 cupcake sized muffins or 24 mini muffins.



  1. These look great as I sit here eating my grapefruit. :(

  2. This is so easy I can hardly believe it! I want the choc chip version too :)

  3. Hot Cross buns are always a part of Easter tradition -- but I'm not a yeast dough person and I've made the muffins -- your recipe is a bit different than mine and I will try it this year.

    Alas, in our little town, you NEVER find the buns --

    I'll try your muffins this Saturday -- but with the fruit -- I'm not one for chocolate chips!

  4. I was thinking of making some hot cross muffins too - too lazy to bother with yeast :) Great minds think alike! lol

  5. I've never made hot cross buns but they look delicious! Maybe the Easter bunny will bring me some!

  6. What a great idea! they do look tasty :)


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