Hot Cross Buns & a lovely Easter Brunch

I love Hot Cross Buns. My whole family loves them! We love them so much that we actually whenever we go to the UK take back like two dozen of Hot Cross Buns. In Switzerland we can’t get those delicious buns so it was high time to bake some of my own.

Bake your own Hot Cross Buns

You need: 200 ml milk, 55 g unsalted butter, 14 g dried yeast, 455 g bread flour, 1tsp sea salt, 1 tsp mixed salt, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 whole nutmeg, 55 g caster sugar, 2 tbsp plain flour, 85 g raisins, runny honey

Easter Brunch

For Easter we always have a big brunch with the whole family. Apart from the fruits, meat, cheese, salmon, bread, croissants and jams I like to do some avocado on toast with a poached egg and not to forget the bacon (yummy).

I love to season my avocado with salt, pepper and a little paprika. Then I go on to putting some of it on a bread, poach an egg and fry up some bacon. It’s the perfect combination. It also works really well with some salmon instead of the bacon.

We had a lovely time and everybody loved the Hot Cross Buns. My sister alone ate like 5 of them. It was such an easy recipe and although you have to let the dough prove twice, which takes time, other than that you don’t have to do much. And have a look at the beautiful eggs my grandmother did for our Easter brunch.

So what do you do on Easter? Do you have any traditions? With us it has always been this way. I like that we come together and just enjoy each others company whilst indulging in some great food.

I hope you had a lovely Easter too and thanks for stopping by. Don’t forget to subscribe on Bloglovin or via email so you’ll be the first to know about my new posts. xx

Lea - A Snippet of Life


19 responses to “Hot Cross Buns & a lovely Easter Brunch”

  1. Sophia says:

    They turned out great! In fact, they look better than any I’ve seen in the UK this year. xx We always have roast lamb at Easter, that’s our only tradition. Xx But seeing this has made me want to start a hot cross bun baking tradition!

    Sophia xx

  2. Alice says:

    Oh wow they are the nicest looking hot cross buns I’ve ever seen and they’re homemade! Well done you.

    Alice |

    • Lea says:

      Thanks so much Alice! I was so chuffed with myself when they turned out this good and it even was my first go at them! xx

  3. Danielle says:

    This brunch looks fantastic! My family did a bbq style Easter lunch! It was such much fun and we sat around the pool! Ill have to try out these hot cross buns♥

    -Danielle Ruppert

  4. Alicia S says:

    I blooming love hot cross buns and I don’t think I’ve eaten enough of them this year, but I don’t think I’d ever have the patience to actually make them myself. Beautiful pictures by the way.
    Alicia x

    • Lea says:

      Put on a good movie and watch it during the improving time! That makes the whole process much more enjoyable. xx

  5. First of all, you can come and bake at my place anytime!!! These turned out so GOOD!!! Gorgeous photos. Made me so hungry just by looking at them. Great work lovely! x

    • Lea says:

      I’d love to if I wasn’t like on the other end of the planet ;). And thanks Susana they tasted as good as they look. xx

  6. Kim Galeta says:

    This is fab! I’ll have to share the recipe with my husband since I can’t cook.


  7. Tereza says:

    Can I borrow you for the weekends so you can make our brunches please?:) Loving the photos too, they look like they came from some luxury brochure on afternoon teas in fancy hotels!;) xx

    • Lea says:

      Why not?! I love coming to the UK anyways. And thanks it makes me really happy that you all love them so much ! xx

  8. Deborah says:

    Omg, this made me so hungry but I can’t cook.. but thanks for the recipe still X

  9. Jenn Worrell says:

    I love this and I totally pinned this recipe for later. What a gorgeous brunch! Your pics are amazing!

  10. Akamatra says:

    These look so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe I am bookmarking it for next Easter!