Weber's Hot Cross Buns

Difficulty: Medium
Fuel Type:
  • People

    Serves 12

  • Prep Time

    45 min.

  • Rising Time

    1:30 h

  • Barbecue Time

    20 to 25 min.


the Ingredients

Hot Cross Buns
  • ¼ cup caster sugar
  • 7 grams dried yeast
  • 125 millilitres milk, warmed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups plain Flour
  • 2 teaspoons mixed spice
  • 50 grams cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup dried mixed fruit

Flour Paste

  • ⅓ cup plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar


  • 2 teaspoons caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon powdered gelatin


  • In a small bowl or jug combine the sugar, yeast, warm milk, and 100ml of warm water. Set aside for approximately 5 minutes or until the mixture is foamy. Whisk the egg into the mixture.
  • In a large bowl mix together the flour and mixed spice. Using your fingertips, rub the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles bread crumbs. Add the fruit and stir. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and pour the yeast mixture in. Stir to create the dough. Turn the mixture out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes or until smooth.
  • Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in a warm draught-free place for 1 hour or until the dough doubles in size.
  • Grease a large Weber Ware Frying Pan with butter. Remove the dough from the bowl and turn onto a lightly floured surface. Knead again until the dough returns to the original size. Divide the dough into 12 portions and roll into balls. Place side by side in the pan. Cover with lightly greased plastic wrap and set aside in a warm, draught-free place for 30 minutes or until the dough has doubled in size.
  • Prepare the barbecue for indirect cooking over medium-low heat (as close to 180°C as possible). If using a Weber Q barbecue, set up your barbecue with a convection tray and trivet.
  • To make the flour paste, combine ¼ cup (60ml) cold water, flour, and sugar in a bowl. Spoon the mixture into a snap-lock bag and snip off one corner. Pipe crosses onto the buns.
  • Bake the hot cross buns over indirect medium-low heat, with the lid closed, until cooked through and the buns are golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
    Bake the hot cross buns over medium-low heat, with the lid closed, until cooked through and the buns are golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
  • While the buns are cooking, make the glaze. Combine the sugar, gelatin, and 1 tablespoon of boiling water in a bowl, stirring until the sugar and gelatin have dissolved.
  • Once the buns are cooked, turn out onto a wire rack. Using a pastry brush, brush the buns with the glaze.
  • Best enjoyed warm and served with butter.

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