Salted caramel hot cross buns

    Salted Caramel Hot Cross Buns


    March 12, 2018

    These sweet and sticky hot cross buns use Shaken Udder Salted Caramel Milkshake instead of milk and chocolate chips in place of raisins to create a luxurious take on an Easter classic!

    • Prep: 1 hr 30 mins
    • Cook: 15 mins
    • Yields: 10 buns
    Salted caramel hot cross buns


    500 g white bread mix

    50 g butter

    50 g golden caster sugar

    100 g milk chocolate chips

    200 ml Shaken Udder Salted Caramel Milkshake

    100 ml water

    100 ml milk

    1 large egg

    For the crosses and decoration

    3 tbsp plain flour

    2 tbsp water

    Golden syrup, melted, for brushing


    1Tip the bread mix into a bowl and stir in the sugar. Rub in the butter with your fingertips, then add the chocolate chips.

    2In a measuring jug, pour in the milkshake and water, then beat in the egg and transfer onto the dried ingredients. Mix to a very moist dough (the wetter the better).

    3Leave for 5 minutes then cut into 10 equal pieces and roughly shape into buns with oiled hands (this helps to stop the mixture sticking too much – try not to use extra flour as it will toughen the dough).

    4Space the buns apart on 2 greased baking sheets and cover loosely with cling film. Leave the buns in a warm room until they've risen to about half the size again (this will take anything from 45 minutes to 1¼ hours, depending on how warm and moist the environment is).

    5When the buns are risen, heat the oven to 220ºC/fan 200ºC/Gas Mark 7 and make the crosses. Mix the flour with the water to make a paste. Pour into a plastic food bag and make a tiny nick in one of the corners. Pipe crosses on each bun.

    6Bake for 12-15 minutes until risen and golden. Brush with golden syrup. The buns will keep fresh for a day, and after that are best toasted.

    Cook's Tip

    Using a pre-prepared white bread mix cuts down on the time factor, but still produces delicious results.

    Shaken Udder Salted Caramel Milkshake is available in 330ml bottles from Tesco, Waitrose and Ocado. For more information visit


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