Hotcross buns without egg

Hot Cross Buns Recipe Without Eggs

Learn how to make simple recipe for bakery-style homemade soft hot cross buns without eggs. This hot cross buns recipe without eggs is easy to prepare, they’re perfect for morning breakfast and to make rolls for the holidays.

This simple hot cross buns recipe is also made without raisins and with currants which is the traditional way. These hot cross rolls are busting with buttery flavor with hints of cinnamon and allspice which is so tasty, the iconic cross shape on the surface is made using our delicious buttercream frosting.

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Let’s make these homemade hot cross buns without eggs!

Ingredients For Hot Cross Buns Dough

  • 4 cups all purpose flour (480 grams)
  • 3 teaspoons instant yeast (9 grams)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (100 grams)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt (8 grams)
  • 1/2 cup warm water (120 grams)
  • 3/4 cup milk (180 grams)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (60 grams)
  • 1 cup dried currants (150 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder (3 grams)
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice (1.5 grams)

Ingredients For Hot Cross Buns Frosting

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar (160 grams)
  • 4 teaspoons milk (20 grams)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter, (35 grams), softened
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (2.5 grams)
  • 4 tablespoons candy sprinkles (20 grams)

How To Make Hot Cross Buns Without Eggs?

  1. Add the yeast into a bowl of a stand mixer with some warm water and allow it to bloom for 10 minutes.
  2. Combine the flour, salt, water, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and allspice into the mixing bowl with the yeast. Attach the hook, and mix on slow speed for 5 minutes, then increase the speed and mix for 3 minutes gradually adding the butter.
  3. Once the dough is mixed, add the currants and mix for 2 more minutes at a slow speed.
  4. Transfer the dough to a greased bowl, cover with a damp cloth and allow it to bulk ferment for 2 hours.
  5. Turn the dough over onto a lightly floured working surface and divide it into 24 equal pieces.
  6. Round each piece and place it onto a lined 9X13 baking pan separating them about 1 1/2 inches apart. Add 12 pieces to each pan to make a hot cross bun cluster.
  7. Cover the pans with a sheet of plastic and let it proof for 45-60 minutes, or until it almost doubles in volume.
  8. Once the rolls are proofed, brush the tops with some milk.
  9. Bake in a preheated oven set to 375°F (190°C) for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown in color.
  10. Remove the hot cross buns from the oven and allow them to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer them to the cooling rack to completely cool down.
  11. Prepare the frosting: Add all the ingredients into a bowl and whisk together until the icing is smooth.
  12. Using a piping bag, pipe cross shapes over the top, and sprinkle with some candy sprinkles.
  13. Enjoy!
Hotcross buns without egg

Hot Cross Buns Recipe Without Eggs

Learn how to make bakery-style homemade soft hot cross buns without eggs. This hot cross buns recipe without eggs is easy to prepare, they’re perfect for morning breakfast and to make rolls for the holidays.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Bulk Fermentation Plus Final Proofing 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 46 mins
Course Bread, Easter, Holiday
Cuisine British
Servings 24 rolls
Calories 150 kcal

Ingredients
  

HOT CROSS BUNS DOUGH

  • 4 cups all purpose flour 480 grams
  • 3 teaspoons instant yeast 9 grams
  • 1/2 cup sugar 100 grams
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt 8 grams
  • 1/2 cup warm water 120 grams
  • 3/4 cup milk 180 grams
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 60 grams
  • 1 cup dried currants 150 grams
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder 3 grams
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1.5 grams

HOT CROSS BUNS FROSTING

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 160 grams
  • 4 teaspoons milk 20 grams
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter (35 grams), softened
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2.5 grams
  • 4 tablespoons candy sprinkles 20 grams

Instructions
 

  • HOW TO MAKE HOT CROSS BUNS WITHOUT EGGS?
  • Add the yeast into a bowl of a stand mixer with some warm water and allow it to bloom for 10 minutes.
  • Combine the flour, salt, water, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and allspice into the mixing bowl with the yeast. Attach the hook, and mix on slow speed for 5 minutes, then increase the speed and mix for 3 minutes gradually adding the butter.
  • Once the dough is mixed, add the currants and mix for 2 more minutes at a slow speed.
  • Transfer the dough to a greased bowl, cover with a damp cloth and allow it to bulk ferment for 2 hours.
  • Turn the dough over onto a lightly floured working surface and divide it into 24 equal pieces.
  • Round each piece and place it onto a lined 9X13 baking pan separating them about 1 1/2 inches apart. Add 12 pieces to each pan to make a hot cross bun cluster.
  • Cover the pans with a sheet of plastic and let it proof for 45-60 minutes, or until it almost doubles in volume.
  • Once the rolls are proofed, brush the tops with some milk.
  • Bake in a preheated oven set to 375°F (190°C) for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown in color.
  • Remove the hot cross buns from the oven and allow them to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer them to the cooling rack to completely cool down.
  • Prepare the frosting: Add all the ingredients into a bowl and whisk together until the icing is smooth.
  • Using a piping bag, pipe cross shapes over the top, and sprinkle with some candy sprinkles.
  • Enjoy!
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