Lemon & marzipan hot cross buns Recipe

Lemon & marzipan hot cross buns Recipe

How To Make Lemon & marzipan hot cross buns

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Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup marzipan, diced
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup flour (for the cross on top)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, and yeast. Mix well.

  2. In a separate bowl, mix warm milk, melted butter, beaten egg, and lemon zest.

  3. Gradually pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture. Mix until a soft dough forms.

  4. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic.

  5. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.

  6. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

  7. Punch down the risen dough and divide it into 8 equal portions.

  8. Flatten each portion into a disc, and place a small piece of marzipan in the center. Fold the edges over the marzipan and shape into smooth balls.

  9. Place the buns on a greased baking sheet or lined with parchment paper, leaving enough space in between. Cover and let them rise for another 30 minutes.

  10. In a small bowl, mix powdered sugar and lemon juice to make a glaze.

  11. In a separate bowl, mix 1/4 cup flour with enough water to create a thick paste.

  12. Using a piping bag or a plastic sandwich bag with a small hole cut, pipe the flour and water paste in a cross shape on top of each bun.

  13. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.

  14. Remove from the oven and brush the buns with the lemon glaze while still warm.

  15. Allow the buns to cool slightly before serving.


  • Calories : 348kcal
  • Total Fat : 13g
  • Saturated Fat : 6g
  • Cholesterol : 57mg
  • Sodium : 269mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 51g
  • Dietary Fiber : 2g
  • Sugar : 16g
  • Protein : 6g
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