Soft & Fluffy Hot Cross Buns Recipe using Schärdinger Buttermilk

Soft & Fluffy Hot Cross Buns Recipe using Schärdinger Buttermilk


Preparation time: approx. 10 mins

Cooking Time: 70 mins

Effort: Average


Ingredients for 4 people:


  • 180g Schardinger Buttermilk
  • 500g bread flour
  • 4g dried yeast or 12g fresh yeast
  • 140g full-fat milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 20g honey
  • 40g butter
  • 75g white sugar
  • 1g cinnamon powder
  • 0.5g nutmeg powder
  • 8g salt
  • 80g sultanas
  • 60g candied orange peel

Flour paste:

  • 65g all-purpose flour
  • 35g milk
  • 35g powdered sugar
  • 35g butter
Products used:

Schardinger Buttermilk

Directions – Dough:
  1. Combine the flour, yeast, milk, Schärdinger Buttermilk, egg, butter, and honey in the bowl of your mixer and knead for 20 minutes on low speed.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. Whilst still kneading the dough, add the sugar mixture one teaspoon at a time, trying to keep the dough elastic.
  4. Transfer the dough in a greased bowl and let it rise covered in the fridge for 8 hours, or 2 hours at room temperature if you are in a rush.
  5. Add sultanas, and chopped candied orange peel to the dough. Knead into the dough, making sure everything is well distributed.
  6. Cut the dough into pieces of 60g each and shape them into small balls.
  7. Place the buns on a baking tray and let them rise again for 1 more hour or until double in volume.
  8. Brush the buns with egg wash before the next step.
Directions – Cross:
  1. Mix the softened butter with the sugar – don’t whip, just mix them together.
  2. Add the milk and flour and mix into a paste.
  3. Place the paste into a piping bag then pipe a cross on each bun.
  4. Bake in preheated oven at 170°C for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.