Bake the British Isles - Traditional Hot Cross Buns

Helena England, BA Hons, PGCE, MA
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(191)
Come and have fun baking hot cross buns with a UK teacher, and learn some history and culture behind this Easter treat. (Look out for other classes in the series - bakes from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and UK celebrations.)

Class experience

Homework Offered
If you would like to send a photo of the finished bake, I would love to see it!
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Students will be able to make simnel cake using a traditional recipe, and know some facts about the UK too.
Grades Offered
mixing bowls
wooden spoon
cup to beat the egg
grater to grate the lemon zest
piping bag or plastic food bag with the corner cut off (to pipe the cross on top of the buns)
pan or microwaveable bowl to melt butter/warm milk
pastry brush to glaze the buns
baking sheet lined with baking paper
weighing scales/measuring cups/teaspoons/fork
wire cooling tray

strong white bread flour
plain flour/all purpose flour
mixed spice/pumpkin pie spice
cinnamon (or use extra mixed spice)
dried fruit eg raisins, sultanas, currants
candied peel (or use extra dried fruit)

As this is a baking class, it is essential an adult is on hand to assist where necessary.
Please note that this is a baking class and an adult needs to be on hand to supervise the use of the oven.
This recipe contains dairy products and flour; if your child has allergies to these ingredients this class will not be suitable for them.  However, it is possible to use non-dairy products in this recipe such as soy milk and non-dairy spread.

Meet the teacher

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(191)
Hello everyone!
My name is Helena, and I live in the UK.  It is my pleasure to share with my learners some of the best/worst/quirky bits of Britain through my own nerdiness for history and baking.  Enthusiasm, positivity, patience, joy, respect... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
55 min

Live video meetings
Ages 9-13
3-6 learners per class

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