Hot cross buns are the ultimate Easter treat and super easy to put your own twist on. This Easter, fill the house with the delicious smells of freshly baked buns and surprise your guests with these unique flavours, whatever your favourite may be! Simply replace your usual dried fruits with the below ingredients (to your favourite hot cross bun recipe that serves 12).

Apple and Cinnamon


The succulent combination of apple and cinnamon isn’t just for winter – this delicious duo also makes for a bun filling that’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Toasted, serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
1tsp ground cinnamon, 1 apple (peeled, cored and finely chopped) and the zest of 1 orange.

Orange and Marmalade


Embrace the freshness of spring with the zesty goodness of orange and marmalade. This tangy twist is best served with classic English breakfast tea.
5 tbsp orange thin or thick cut marmalade, 50g candied mixed peel, 100g raisins

Chocolate Chips


Because you can’t have too much chocolate at Easter, right? This is a great twist for young ones to get involved with and can even be incorporated into some of the fruitier ideas above. Serve with a knob of butter or jam.
150g chocolate chips – milk or dark



If it works for pancakes and muffins, it works for hot cross buns! Eat as a pudding or for a sweet breakfast treat, blueberry hot cross buns are a must-try! Serve with honey.

Whichever your twist of choice is, toast your hot cross buns in style with a Smeg toaster.


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