Sticky Date & Chai Hot Cross Buns

Sticky Date & Chai Hot Cross Buns

It’s been a bit busy on the work front, and subsequently a bit quiet around here lately, but I couldn’t let Easter pass without yet another Hot Cross Bun recipe .

Spiked with chai tea and plenty of spices, the dates are kneaded into the dough creating swirls throughout the soft, just-sweet buns. Simple and a bit moody (the day, the buns and the styling), they gave me the perfect excuse to pull out my new crafty , DIY tiled background .

Half of these went to work with RJ, the other half stayed here for personal consumption. I may make another batch for lunch with friends on Sunday, I may make them again in June because any day is a good day for homemade Hot Cross Buns.


  • 1 c boiling water, plus extra cold water as needed
  • 1 chai tea bag or 1 tsp loose chai
  • 1 c chopped dates
Read the whole recipe on 84th&3rd