Cheese and Chorizo Hot Cross Buns with a Chilli Glaze

Author: Joanna Flood
Date: March 13, 2024
Category: Recipes

Steve's Cheddar and chorizo hot cross buns


320g milk
50g butter
40g caster sugar
600g strong bread flour
2 eggs
180g cheese grated
150g chorizo, finely chopped
25g fresh yeast
12g salt

75g flour
90g milk

50g honey
80g water
1 red chilli, finely chopped


Bring the milk to room temperature, no higher than 30’C. To make the dough, mix all the dough ingredients apart from the butter, cheese and chorizo until everything is combined.

Knead for 7 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic. Add the butter and work into the dough. Knead for a few minutes, add the cheese and chorizo place in a bowl, cover and prove for 1 hour.

Tip the dough out and divide the dough into equal pieces and roll into balls.

Place onto a lined baking tray, with each one almost touching each other. Cover with a tea towel or oiled clingfilm and prove for 30-60 minutes.

While proving make the cross mix by whisking the flour and milk together until smooth, place into a piping bag.

Once the buns have proved pipe the cross on top and then bake at 175’C for 12 minutes. Add a splash of water to the oven to create some steam.

Whilst baking, make the glaze by bring the water, chilli and honey to the boil.

When the buns come out, place on a cooling rack and glaze.