Creating Wines of Distinction

Hot Cross Buns

To be paired with Creation Pinot Noir

Hot Cross Buns


  • 4 cups flour (560 g)
  • 5 ml salt
  • 3 ml mixed spice
  • 3 ml cinnamon
  • 60 ml sugar (50 g)
  • 60 g butter
  • 10 g yeast
  • 250 ml milk (lukewarm)
  • 125 ml Pinot Noir must (or wine)
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 100 g sultanas
  • 30 ml apricot jam


  1. Preheat the oven to 185° C.
  2. Mix all the ingredients except the apricot jam to form soft dough.
  3. Place dough in a bowl, wrap with cling film and prove till double in size.
  4. Knock down and form bun rolls.
  5. Place in a tray sprayed with cooking spray.
  6. Prove again till double in size.
  7. Mix some flour with water to form a smooth paste.
  8. Before placing the proved buns in the oven, pipe a cross on each bun.
  9. Bake till golden, for about 15–20 minutes.
  10. Remove buns from the oven, place on a cooling rack and glaze with apricot jam.
  11. Sprinkle with Maldon salt.
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1 Comment

  1. Deirdre Grobbelaar says:
    April 13, 2017 at 21:01

    can't wait to try this ......!! will let you know! .. coming for lunch to you on Monday xx


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