Hot Cross Buns Guyana Recipe

When it comes to the culinary wonders of Guyana, a melting pot of cultures in South America, there’s a rich tapestry of flavors waiting to be explored. Among the many delightful dishes, one that stands out with its fusion of spices and tradition is the Guyanese Hot Cross Buns.

These buns aren’t just a treat; they are a symbol of cultural diversity and history. In this blog post, we’ll take you on a journey through the vibrant streets of Guyana and guide you through the process of crafting your very own batch of these delectable buns.


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup mixed peel
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • For the crosses:
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup water
Hot Cross Buns Guyana Recipe
Hot Cross Buns Guyana Recipe


  1. Combine the flour, sugar, butter, and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.
  2. In a separate small mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast in the milk.
  3. Add the yeast mixture to the large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves to the mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  5. Add the raisins and mixed peel to the mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  6. Knead the dough for 10 minutes until it is smooth and elastic.
  7. Cover the dough and allow it to rise warmly for 1 hour.
  8. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  9. Place the dough into 12 buns on a greased baking sheet.
  10. Whisk together the egg yolk and 2 tablespoons of water in a small mixing bowl.
  11. Brush the egg wash over the buns.
  12. Mix 1/2 cup flour and 1/4 cup water to make a thick paste in a separate small mixing bowl.
  13. Spoon the paste into a pastry or plastic bag with the corner snipped off.
  14. Pipe the paste in a cross shape over each bun.
  15. Bake the buns for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  16. Allow the buns to cool before serving.
  17. Enjoy your delicious hot cross buns!

Nutrition fact of hot cross buns Guyana recipe

Here are the estimated nutrition facts for one hot cross bun made with the Guyana recipe provided earlier:

Serving size1 bun
Calories 290
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat6g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 75mg
Total carbohydrate 45g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 14g
Protein 6g

Please note that these nutrition facts are approximate and may vary depending on the exact ingredients and amounts used in the recipe. It’s always a good idea to check the nutrition label of individual components and adjust the serving size accordingly to get an accurate estimate of the nutrition facts.