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A hot cross bun, or cross-bun, is a type of sweet spiced bun made with currants or raisins and leavened with yeast. It has a cross marked on the top which might be effected in one of a variety of ways including: pastry, flour and water mixture, rice paper, icing, or intersecting cuts.

Where to get Hot Cross Buns



2009 Apr 15
I purchased some Hot Cross Buns from Art-Is-In Bakery on Easter Monday and was less impressed then usual. While they matched the definition of the baked good, I found them a touch denser then my preference and lacking in the icing department. Good, but not to the high standards of which I hold Art-Is-In-Bakery to.


2010 Mar 19
The folks at the French Baker have been making Hot Cross buns during the Easter season. They are a little different, but delicious! And mine was actually hot today... amazing! They have a (perfect) pastry cross instead of icing, and currants and candied citron inside, and the dough has some whole wheat flour. These guys know their baked goods. Why oh why must I work near the French Baker?!