Holy Friday’s cross buns

Holy Friday’s cross buns


Holy Friday’s cross buns

Difficulty: Intermediate Preparation time 20 min Cooking time 25 min Ωρα ξεκούρασης 120 min Total time: 2 hrs 45 mins Portions: 9




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  1. In the mixer’s bowl add the almond milk, sugar, yeast and wait 5 minutes for the yeast to be activated.

  2. In a bowl mix the two flours with salt and cinnamon.

  3. Add the mixture from the flours in the mixer’s bowl and knead with the hood attachment, at the slowest speed, for roughly 7 minutes.

  4. Remove the dough from the mixer’s bowl, transfer it to the working bench, knead for 1 minute and create a round shape. Place the dough in a bowl, wrap it with a plastic wrap and a towel and let it prove for 90 minutes.

  5. When proved, mold the dough in a thick rectangular shape and cut it in 9 even parts.

  6. Shape those parts in 9 round pieces and place them in groups of three on a baking pan, with parchment paper on it. Make sure each one has a 1 cm space between them.

  7. Wrap with a shrink wrap or a towel and let them prove for 30 minutes.

  8. Next, mix the flour and the water in a bowl and create a paste or cream. Put this cream in a pastry bag.

  9. Cut the tip of the bag and create the sign of the cross on the buns, as seen in the video.

  10. Bake in preheated oven, at 190℃, set on the resistors, for roughly 25 minutes.

  11. Finally, once you pull them out of the oven, baste them with honey. Make sure the honey goes everywhere in order to make them look shiny.


  1. If you put much more cinnamon than you are supposed to, you won’t be able to mold them easily.
  2. You should eat them the same day when you will make them.
  3. You can add raisins in the dough.
  4. You can fill them with marmalade when you will remove them from the oven.
  5. It’s important to use domestic honey and not some kind of commercial syrup.
Keywords: cross buns, fasted, desserts