Hot Cross Buns

Prep Time: 30 min.
Bake Time: 20 min.
Servings: 12
Difficulty: Intermediate

These delicious Hot Cross Buns are the perfect addition to your Easter Meal.

Ingredients

18 Rhodes Dinner Rolls, dough thawed to room temperature
3/4 cup dried cranberries or raisins
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
flour, if necessary

Frosting:
1 1/3 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1-2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

Combine rolls and press or roll to flatten. Combine sugar and spices in a bowl. Sprinkle flattened dough with 1/3 of the sugar mixture and 1/3 of the cranberries or raisins.

Fold dough over on itself and flatten again. Repeat the sugar and cranberries process and fold over again. Repeat one more time.

Knead the dough as necessary to completely incorporate the added ingredients. If dough becomes too sticky, sprinkle lightly with flour.

Shape into a log and cut into 12 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball and place on a sprayed baking sheet. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let rise until almost double in size.

Remove wrap and bake at 350 degrees F 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool. Mix ingredients for frosting and frost rolls.

Combine sugar and spices in a bowl.
Combine sugar and spices in a bowl.
Sprinkle flattened dough with 1/3 of the sugar mixture and 1/3 of the cranberries or raisins. Fold dough over on itself and flatten again. Repeat two more times.
Shape into a log and cut into 12 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball and place on a sprayed baking sheet.
Shape into a log and cut into 12 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball and place on a baking sheet.
Cover and let rise.
Cover and let rise. Then remove wrap and bake at 350ºF 15-20 minutes
Combine frosting ingredients.
Combine frosting ingredients.
Let cool then frost.
Let cool then frost.
COMMENTS
  • kentuckylady717
    March 21, 2018

    Looks great and pretty easy to make, will have to try these….love rhodes breads,rolls,etc….

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  • Casey
    March 25, 2022

    Does This recipe mean to combine the 20 rolls into one piece? Can i use a frozen loaF?

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      March 28, 2022

      Yes, you do need to form this into a loaf. You can use a loaf of the Bread Dough but you would need to use 1 1/2 loaves to make this recipe. Just let them thaw and combine them to make this larger loaf with the other ingredients. Hope this helps you! You can also call our Customer Satisfaction department at 1-800-876-7333. You could talk to one of our baking experts with any questions you might have.

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      • Casey
        March 30, 2022

        THANKS!

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