How To Make Salted Caramel Hot Cross Buns…

Fancy making some Salted Caramel Hot Cross Buns?

These sweet use Shaken Udder Salted Caramel Milkshake instead of milk to create a sweet and luxurious take on an Easter classic!

How To Make Salted Caramel Hot Cross Buns:

Makes: 10

Prepare: 1 ½ hours
Cook: 12 minutes


  • 500g pack white bread mix
  • 50g butter
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 100g milk chocolate chips 
  • 200ml Shaken Udder Salted Caramel Milkshake 
  • 100ml water
  • 100ml milk
  • 1 large egg

For the crosses & decoration:

  • 3 tbsps plain flour 
  • 2 tbsps water
  • Golden syrup, melted, for brushing

How To Make:

1. Tip the bread mix into a bowl and stir in the sugar. Rub in the butter with your fingertips, then add the chocolate chips.

2. In a measuring jug, pour in the milkshake and water, then beat in the egg and transfer onto the dried ingredients. Mix to a very moist dough (the wetter the better).

3. Leave for 5 minutes then cut into 10 equal pieces and roughly shape into buns with oiled hands (this helps to stop the mixture sticking too much – try not to use extra flour as it will toughen the dough).

4. Space the buns apart on 2 greased baking sheets and cover loosely with cling film. Leave the buns in a warm room until they’ve risen to about half the size again (this will take anything from 45 minutes to 1¼ hours, depending on how warm and moist the environment is).

5. When the buns are risen, heat the oven to 220ºC/fan 200ºC/Gas Mark 7 and make the crosses. Mix the flour with the water to make a paste. Pour into a plastic food bag and make a tiny nick in one of the corners. Pipe crosses on each bun. 6. Bake for 12-15 minutes until risen and golden. Brush with golden syrup. The buns will keep fresh for a day, and after that are best toasted.

Cook’s Tip: Using a pre-prepared white bread mix cuts down on the time factor, but still produces delicious.

Recipe courtesy of Shaken Udder.


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  1. Nadine Tee
    30th January 2017 / 9:05 am

    Oh I love hot cross buns. An interesting twist to the recipe, I might have to try this!

  2. Morgan Prince
    14th March 2018 / 3:03 pm

    Oh these look so tasty! I'd better run away before I get any bright ideas and my diet suffers! 😉

  3. Miz Helen
    19th March 2018 / 5:21 pm

    We will love your Caramel Hot Cross Buns!Have a great first week of spring and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with FULL PLATE THURSDAY!Miz Helen

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