An essential guide to hot cross buns
Get the most out of hot cross buns season
Easter wouldn’t be complete without hot cross buns. Whether you buy them or bake them, we have all of your hot cross buns needs in one spot. Choose from our range of Woolworths hot cross buns, or discover traditional and creative recipes for the perfect bun. And if you end up with any stale hot cross buns, don’t throw them out! We’ve got plenty of ideas to turn leftover buns into desserts, snacks and decadent dishes.
Shop Woolworths hot cross buns
Discover our range of hot cross buns, with fruit-filled and fruit-free, as well as Caramilk, Biscoff and fairy bread hot cross buns. You’ll also find a whole range of gluten-free hot cross buns, so everyone can enjoy.
How to make hot cross buns
Learn how to make hot cross buns from scratch with these homemade recipes, including chocolate, fruit and nut, gluten-free and healthier hot cross buns.
How to eat hot cross buns
Some enjoy them plain, while others eat hot cross buns toasted with butter. You can also browse our most popular hot cross bun recipes with ideas and hacks like hot cross buns bread and butter pudding.
How to use up extra hot cross buns
Hot cross buns ice cream: toast two buns then crumble through a 1L tub of softened vanilla ice cream. Re-freeze and serve for an easy Easter treat.
Sweet & savoury toppings: tear slightly stale hot cross buns into small chunks and toast in the oven before scattering them over ice cream or yoghurt, or using them as croutons in a salad or pumpkin soup.
French toast: find your favourite French toast recipe, and replace slices of bread with your leftover hot cross buns.
More ideas for leftover hot cross buns
Got leftovers? Give buns a makeover and turn them into a new Easter treat.
How to store hot cross buns
Keep hot cross buns in an airtight container and store them in a cool, dry place. You can also use a zip-lock bag with as much air removed from the bag as possible.
Store homemade hot cross buns in an airtight container in the pantry for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
If freezing, wrap hot cross buns individually in baking paper, so you can remove and thaw the portions you require.