Easy, 20mins, Serves 8

This Hot Cross Brioche with Cinnamon and Orange glaze freshly baked and served warm is one of life’s delights. Like many good things, this recipe takes time to make – but it’s worth waiting for!


  • 1 x 500g Lighthouse brioche bread mix sachet
  • 3 tbsp softened butter
  • 5 tbsp warm milk
  • 3 tbsp eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tsp dried yeast
  • 1/3 cup mixed fruits
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup caster cugar
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. Lightly grease a 22cm Springform Pan. Combine softened butter, milk and egg in a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle Lighthouse Brioche Bread Mix into the mixture, add yeast and mix together to form a soft dough.
  2. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for approx.10 minutes until a smooth ball form. Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover and stand in a warm place until doubled in size (45 minutes to 1 hour).
  3. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and add mixed fruits, knead slightly until smooth. Divide into 8 even portions, shape each portion into a ball. Place one ball in the middle of the pan, arrange the rest of the balls around it, about 1cm apart. Cover and stand in a warm place for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until buns double in size. Preheat the oven to 200

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Justine Murphy

Justine is marketing director and co-owner of Kitchen Warehouse. She loves entertaining and will not refuse a good glass of wine.

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