Whether you like traditional, fruitless, choc chip or even in a bread and butter pudding; Hot Cross Buns go hand in hand with Easter. Give this super easy – impress your friends – want to eat them all recipe a go, you won’t be disappointed!

Prep time: 20 mins

Makes: 6 servings

What you’ll need

  • 2 cups self raising flour, sifted
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup thick cream, plus 2 tbs for brushing
  • 1/2 cup lemonade
  • 3/4 cup milk choc chip bits
  • 60g of milk or white chocolate, melted

How to make it

  1. Preheat oven to 2200 and line an oven tray with baking paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt. Make a well in the centre and stir cream and lemonade through with a butter knife until just combined.
  3. Turn dough onto a lightly floured board. Knead lightly to combine. Gently flatten into 3cm-thick square.
  4. Use a floured knife to cut dough into 16 squares. Arrange close together on tray. Brush with extra cream.
  5. Bake for 10-15mins, until scones are lightly browned and sound hollow when tapped. Allow to cool.
  6. Fit a piping bag with a writing tube and fill bag with melted chocolate. Pipe chocolate crosses over cooled scones.

Source: Women’s Weekly