Sign In Chef

OR

No account yet? Sign up.

Forgot your password?

×

Our Disclaimer (The serious stuff)

By using our free meal planner (and the rest of spoonacular.com) you have to agree that you and only you are responsible for anything that happens to you because of something you have read on this site or have bought/cooked/eaten because of this site. After all, the only person who controls what you put in your mouth is you, right?

Spoonacular is a recipe search engine that sources recipes from across the web. We do our best to find recipes suitable for many diets — whether vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, etc. — but we cannot guarantee that a recipe's ingredients are safe for your diet. Always read ingredient lists from the original source (follow the link from the "Instructions" field) in case an ingredient has been incorrectly extracted from the original source or has been labeled incorrectly in any way. Moreover, it is important that you always read the labels on every product you buy to see if the product could cause an allergic reaction or if it conflicts with your personal or religious beliefs. If you are still not sure after reading the label, contact the manufacturer.

We also attempt to estimate the cost and calculate the nutritional information for the recipes found on our site. Again, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information. Additionally, our nutrition visualizer that suggests that you limit sodium, sugar, etc., and get enough protein, vitamins, and minerals is not intended as medical advice. Similarly, our health tips are based on articles we have read from various sources across the web, and are not based on any medical training. The team behind spoonacular does not possess any medical qualifications and the information may be found to be incorrect or out of date based on future research. If you need help planning your diet or determining which foods (and recipes) are safe for you, contact a registered dietitian, allergist, or another medical professional.

Spoonacular is not responsible for any adverse effects or damages that occur because of your use of the website or any information it provides (e.g. after cooking/consuming a recipe on spoonacular.com or on any of the sites we link to, after reading information from articles or shared via social media, etc.)

×

Hot Cross Buns

 
One serving costs about $0.11

$0.11 per serving

11 people like this recipe

11 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

12 easter,vegetarian,lacto ovo vegetarian side dish
spoonacular Score:7%

Spoonacular Score: 7%

 

Hot Cross Buns might be just the morn meal you are searching for. For 11 cents per serving, this recipe covers 1% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 86 calories, 1g of protein, and 5g of fat. 11 person have made this recipe and would make it again. It will be a hit at your Easter event. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes. A mixture of baking powder, milk, raisins, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so yummy. It is a good option if you're following a vegetarian diet. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 9%. This score is very bad (but still fixable). Try Hot cross buns, Hot Cross Buns! Hot Cross Buns, and Hot Cross Buns for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 tsp
1 tsp baking powder
baking powder
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps baking soda
baking soda
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps cinnamon
cinnamon
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps flour
flour
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps nutmeg
nutmeg
0.5 cups
0.5 cups raisins
raisins
1 tsp
1 tsp salt
salt
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps shortening
shortening
0.75 cups
0.75 cups sour milk
sour milk
0.25 cups
0.25 cups sugar
sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp
baking powder
0.5 tsps baking soda
0.5 tsps
baking soda
0.5 tsps cinnamon
0.5 tsps
cinnamon
2 Tbsps flour
2 Tbsps
flour
0.25 tsps nutmeg
0.25 tsps
nutmeg
0.5 cups raisins
0.5 cups
raisins
1 tsp salt
1 tsp
salt
4 Tbsps shortening
4 Tbsps
shortening
0.75 cups sour milk
0.75 cups
sour milk
0.25 cups sugar
0.25 cups
sugar

Equipment

knife
knife
frying pan
frying pan
knife
knife
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

  1. Sift flour once, measure, add baking soda, baking powder, salt, sugar and spices, and sift again. Cut in shortening. Add raisins. Add enough sour milk to make a stiff dough.
  2. Turn onto floured board. Knead slightly. Roll 1/2 inch thick. Cut with 2 inch cutter. Place close together in shallow pan.
  3. With sharp knife, cut a cross in each roll. Brush with a solution of milk and sugar.
  4. Bake in hot 475 degrees for 20 minutes. Brush again with sugar and milk solution.
  5. Fill cross with plain frosting. Serve hot. Makes 12 buns.

Read the detailed instructions on Foodista.com – The Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.11
Ingredient
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons flour
¼ teaspoons nutmeg
½ cups raisins
4 tablespoons shortening
¾ cups sour milk
¼ cups sugar
Price
$0.03
$0.04
$0.02
$0.04
$0.49
$0.40
$0.25
$0.07
$1.34

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

  • Studies have shown people who drink full fat milk are thinner than those who drink low-fat or fat-free milk instead. Keep that in mind before you decide to swap. If you want to go dairy free, however, you can replace milk with unsweetened soy milk in most recipes.

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • Dried fruit can be expensive, especially if you opt for organic. Your own dehydrator could be a great investment if you eat dried fruits regularly!

Cooking Tips

  • Like many ground spices, ground nutmeg loses its flavor over time. For the best nutmeg taste, purchase whole nutmeg and grate it right as you use it. If you're a real nutmeg lover, you can even buy a nutmeg grinder.

  • There are two types of cinnamon. The more expensive and rarer type is Ceylon cinnamon (considered to be "true cinnamon"). The cinnamon most common in North America is cassia cinnamon. Though the flavor is certainly similar, Ceylon cinnamon is said to be more subtle yet also more complex.

  • If you're baking with raisins, you can add them to hot water for 10 minutes or so to plump them up, then drain. You can also use some of the flour the recipes calls for to coat the raisins before mixing them into the dough so they won't all end up at the bottom.

  • If you've had your baking powder for awhile, make sure it's still going to work by mixing it with a little water. If it doesn't fizz, you need to replace it.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
86 Calories
0.77g Protein
4g Total Fat
10g Carbs
0% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
86
4%

Fat
4g
7%

  Saturated Fat
1g
9%

Carbohydrates
10g
4%

  Sugar
4g
6%

Cholesterol
1mg
1%

Sodium
248mg
11%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
0.77g
2%

Phosphorus
41mg
4%

Calcium
34mg
3%

Potassium
105mg
3%

Vitamin B2
0.04mg
3%

Vitamin K
2µg
2%

Manganese
0.04mg
2%

Fiber
0.5g
2%

Vitamin E
0.27mg
2%

Vitamin B1
0.02mg
2%

Selenium
1µg
2%

Iron
0.26mg
1%

Vitamin D
0.2µg
1%

Copper
0.03mg
1%

Vitamin B12
0.07µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

Related Recipes