Recipe: Cardamom and Orange Marmalade Not Cross Buns

Hot cross buns recipe

Not Cross Buns

Second batch of the day meant not cross buns as our crosses where a bit useless.

Instead of fruit and cinnamon, we went for cardamom and orange as flavouring.   Using some Mckays orange marmalade as a flavouring saved adding extra sugar to the mix.


Recipe: Cardamom and Orange Marmalade Not Cross Buns
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  • 450g strong white flour
  • 1 X 7g sachets easy-blend yeast
  • 3 tbsp McKays orange marmalade melted
  • 200ml warm milk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 50g unsalted butter, melted.
  • 1tbsp whole cardamom crushed
  • Topping
  • 1tbsp marmalade melted


  1. Put the flour and yeast a large mixing bowl with crushed cardamom.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Make a well in the centre and pour in the warm milk, the beaten egg and the melted butter.
  4. Mix everything together to form a dough
  5. Knead in the bowl or on a floured surface until the dough becomes smooth and springy.
  6. Transfer to a clean, lightly greased bowl and cover loosely with a clean, damp tea towel.
  7. Leave in a warm place to rise until roughly doubled in size.
  8. Tip the risen dough onto a lightly floured surface.
  9. Knead for a few secs, then divide into 12 even portions
  10. Shape and place on a baking sheet.
  11. Cover with the damp tea towel again and leave in a warm place to prove until almost doubled in size again.
  12. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.
  13. Bake for 12-15 mins until the buns are golden and sound hollow when tapped on the bottom. While still warm, melt the marmalade, then brush over the buns.

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