Dairy Free Option
200ml milk of choice
9g dried yeast
420g self-raising flour
2½ tsp ground cinnamon
1½ tsp ground nutmeg
¾ tsp ground allspice
½ tsp ground cloves
60g brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
Zest of 1 orange
1 tsp neutral oil
60g unsalted butter, softened
100 gm sultanas
100 gm currants
35g plain flour
3 tbsp apricot jam
Heat milk until lukewarm and transfer to a medium bowl and whisk in the yeast. Set aside for
In the bowl of an electric mixer, add self-raising flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, sugar
and salt, then mix to combine.
Next, add the orange zest, oil, egg, butter and yeast milk mixture to the bowl. Using the dough
hook, mix on medium speed until smooth. Add the sultanas and currents, then mix for another
30 seconds, or until just combined. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead
for another 1-2 minutes.
Grease a large bowl and place the dough inside. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm
area for 1 hour, or until the dough has doubled in size. If your oven has a ‘proof’ function, set the
temperature to 40°C and prove dough for 1 hour.
Dust a clean surface with flour, then gently turn out the dough and roll into 8-10 equal portions.
Line a baking dish with parchment paper and carefully tuck the buns inside. Cover again and rest
in a warm place for another 45 minutes, or until they have grown in size.
Preheat oven to 190°C. To make the crosses, pour 40ml of water into a small bowl and gradually
add the plain until it forms a thick paste. Spoon the mixture into a zip-lock back and cut a small
hole off one corner. Pipe the mixture onto the buns in a cross shape. Transfer to the oven and
bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden.
Once cooked, heat apricot jam in a saucepan or microwave until melted, then brush buns with
the glaze and serve.
To make this recipe dairy free and/or vegan, use margarine and dairy free milk.
About the Author
Made By Mandy
I love all things food and will use any excuse to get in the kitchen, from organising endless dinner parties and developing countless recipes. Over the years I have learnt how powerful food is. Not only is it a source of nourishment, but more importantly, it brings everyone together to provide a sense of unity and community. That’s where my love for styling and photography comes in - it allows me to tell a story and give the viewer a moment to think, to react, to feel and to understand all the beauty that food has to offer.
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