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Tuesday, 24 January 2017

How To Make Salted Caramel Hot Cross Buns...

Fancy making some Salted Caramel Hot Cross Buns?

These sweet use Shaken Udder Salted Caramel Milkshake instead of milk to create a sweet and luxurious take on an Easter classic!

How To Make Salted Caramel Hot Cross Buns:

Makes: 10

Prepare: 1 ½ hours
Cook: 12 minutes

  • 500g pack white bread mix
  • 50g butter
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 100g milk chocolate chips 
  • 200ml Shaken Udder Salted Caramel Milkshake 
  • 100ml water
  • 100ml milk
  • 1 large egg

For the crosses & decoration:
  • 3 tbsps plain flour 
  • 2 tbsps water
  • Golden syrup, melted, for brushing

How To Make:

1. Tip the bread mix into a bowl and stir in the sugar. Rub in the butter with your fingertips, then add the chocolate chips.

2. In a measuring jug, pour in the milkshake and water, then beat in the egg and transfer onto the dried ingredients. Mix to a very moist dough (the wetter the better).

3. Leave for 5 minutes then cut into 10 equal pieces and roughly shape into buns with oiled hands (this helps to stop the mixture sticking too much – try not to use extra flour as it will toughen the dough).

4. Space the buns apart on 2 greased baking sheets and cover loosely with cling film. Leave the buns in a warm room until they've risen to about half the size again (this will take anything from 45 minutes to 1¼ hours, depending on how warm and moist the environment is).

5. When the buns are risen, heat the oven to 220ºC/fan 200ºC/Gas Mark 7 and make the crosses. Mix the flour with the water to make a paste. Pour into a plastic food bag and make a tiny nick in one of the corners. Pipe crosses on each bun. 6. Bake for 12-15 minutes until risen and golden. Brush with golden syrup. The buns will keep fresh for a day, and after that are best toasted.

Cook's Tip: Using a pre-prepared white bread mix cuts down on the time factor, but still produces delicious.

Recipe courtesy of Shaken Udder.



  1. Oh I love hot cross buns. An interesting twist to the recipe, I might have to try this!

  2. Oh these look so tasty! I'd better run away before I get any bright ideas and my diet suffers! ;)

  3. We will love your Caramel Hot Cross Buns!Have a great first week of spring and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with FULL PLATE THURSDAY!
    Miz Helen


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