Recipe Tip: Triple cheese hot cross buns

Recipe Tip: Triple cheese hot cross buns

Top Recipe by Falstaff Editorial Team. All ingredients and tips for getting it right. These cheesy buns are delicious slathered with salted butter when they're still warm from the oven. Recipe from Cornish dairy Trewithen.



    1. Step 1

      Heat the milk, butter and 50ml water in a saucepan over a low heat for 1-2 mins until the butter starts to melt. Remove from the heat and stir until the butter has completely melted. Leave to cool slightly.
    2. Step 2

      In a large bowl, combine 450g flour with the salt and yeast. Make a well in the centre, then pour in the warm milk and beaten egg. Mix together to form a dough.
    3. Step 3

      Tip out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and stretchy. Place in an oiled bowl, cover with clingfilm or a shower cap and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in size - approximately an hour and a half.
    4. Step 4

      Once the dough has doubled, tip out onto a lightly floured work surface. Flatten the dough slightly and scatter over the Cheddar, Parmesan, medium soft cheese, and mustard powder, pressing into the dough. Pull up the edges of the dough to enclose the cheese mix, then knead for 2 mins to evenly distribute the cheese and mustard throughout the dough.
    5. Step 5

      Line a baking sheet with baking parchment. Divide the dough into 12 and shape each one into a bun. Place each bun on the baking sheet, leaving at least 2cm between each bun. Cover loosely with oiled cling film. Leave to rise again in a warm place for an hour. Preheat the oven to fan 200°C.
    6. Step 6

      Gently brush the tops of the buns with milk. Mix the extra 60g flour with 7 tbsp water or until you have made a smooth paste. Transfer to a disposable bag and snip one corner to make a small hole. Pipe a line across each row of buns, then repeat in the other direction to create crosses. Finish with the final 30g of grated Parmesan cheese. Bake for 15-20 mins until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, or serve slightly warm.