Hot Cross Bun Muffins

hot cross buns newsgroup recipes


For the muffins

  • 185g Light brown sugar
  • 185g Butter
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Almond extract
  • 1 Apple peeled, cored and grated
  • 250g Mixed dried fruit
  • 250g Self raising flour
  • 1 tsp Mixed spice
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg

For decoration

  • 100g Icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Almond extra
  • 1 tbsp Water
hot cross buns newsgroup recipes


  • Pre-heat oven to 180C/160C Fan/350F/Gas Mark 4, line a cupcake tin with paper cases
  • Cream together the light brown sugar and the butter. Add the eggs and almond extract and whisk well
  • Mix in the apple, self raising flour, mixed spice, cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Fold in the mixed dried fruit
  • Divide the mixture between the cases
  • Bake the muffins for 25 minutes until golden brown, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean, place on a cooling rack to cool completely
  • To make the icing mix the ingredients together, add the water slowly as you may not need it all. You need a thick, pipable paste
  • Put the icing into a piping bag and pipe crosses onto each muffin
Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

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