Clover Seedburst Hot Cross Muffins…

Fancy making some buns?

How about making some Clover Seedburst Hot Cross Muffins?

Makes 9

Preparation time: 45 minutes – 1 hour rising time

Cooking time: 18 minutes


For the muffins:

  • 500g strong plain bread flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 75g light muscovado sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground mixed spice
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 50g Clover Seedburst
  • 7g easy blend dried yeast
  • 150g vine fruit mix
  • 50g glacé cherries, halved
  • 250ml milk
  • 2 eggs

For the crosses:

  • 3 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

For the finishing touch:

  • 3 tablespoons golden syrup
  • Extra Clover Seedburst, for spreading


  1. Line nine holes of a 12-hole muffin tin with large muffin paper cases or 14cm squares of baking paper to overhang the tin.
  2. Place the flour, salt, sugar and spices in a large bowl and mix together.
  3. Add the Clover Seedburst and rub in using your fingertips.
  4. Stir in the yeast, fruit mix and cherries.
  5. Warm the milk until just luke warm, then beat in the eggs.
  6. Stir into the flour mixture, to form a soft dough.
  7. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, knead lightly and divide into 9 equal sized pieces.
  8. Shape each into a round ball and drop into the cases.
  9. Cover the tin loosely with lightly oiled cling film and leave in a warm place, for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  10. Preheat the oven to 200˚C, Gas Mark 6.
  11. For the crosses blend the flour in a small bowl with the water to make a smooth paste.
  12. Spoon into a small piping bag and snip off the end.
  13. Pipe a cross on the top of each bun
  14. Bake for 15- 18 minutes until risen and nicely browned and transfer to a cooling rack.
  15. Warm the golden syrup in a small pan and generously brush the top of each bun.
  16. Serve warm or cold spread with Clover Seedburst.
  17. The buns are best eaten the day they are made.

Recipe and photo credit by Clover Seedburst


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  1. Winnie
    28th February 2013 / 6:26 pm

    Simply GORGEOUS !!Definitely little muffins for me.I like the recipe and LOVE the resultI just wish I could eat one or two now 🙂

    • Claire Justine
      2nd March 2013 / 9:50 am

      Thanks for the comment, I could just eat on too 🙂

  2. Judy Haughton-James
    28th February 2013 / 7:34 pm

    They look great Clairejustine! It is just before 3 p.m. here in Jamaica and I could do with some!:) Enjoy the rest of your Thursday.

    • Claire Justine
      2nd March 2013 / 9:50 am

      Thanks for stopping by Judy 🙂

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