Easter in upon us again. Oh sweet Easter.

We have created a very simple, per child, recipe for some little Easter buns. Without the cross, but just as much fun.

There are actually two recipes below. The first is the “per child” recipe. The second is the “for around 6 bun” recipe.


Easter bun recipe (per child)

What you need is:

  • 4 tbsp of plain flour (around 50g)
  • 1 tsp of honey or sugar
  • 1 tsp of dry yeast
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of melted butter or oil
  • 1 tbsp of whisked egg
  • 4 tbsp of warm milk (around 30ml)
  • 10 sultanas/raisins/chopped dried fruit
  • Candy coated chocolate egg.


What you do is:

Place the flour, yeast, sugar, butter and egg into a bowl and lightly mix through.

Pour over the warm milk and the sultanas and bring into a ball.

Lightly flour a surface and knead the little ball for a few minutes until all the ingredients are lovely and smooth. You might need to add a little flour or a little milk to get dough just right.

Leave the bun to rise for around 30 minutes. When it has risen by double, rework it slightly into a bun shape, pop in a little chocolate egg and leave it to rest for around 10 minutes.

Then you pop it into a 190 degree oven for approximately 10 minutes (or until golden).


If you would like to make enough buns for 6 people, here is the recipe below.

Easter bun recipe (6 buns)

What you need is:

  • 2 cups of plain flour
  • 1/8 cup of honey or sugar
  • 7g of dry yeast
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of ginger
  • 1/2 tsp of clove
  • 30 g of melted butter or oil
  • 1 whisked egg
  • 150ml of warm milk (around 30ml)
  • 3/4 cup of sultanas/raisins/chopped dried fruit
  • 6 x candy coated chocolate eggs.


What you do is:

You make it exactly the same as the per child recipe, except you have one main ball, let that prove for 30 minutes where it should double in size. Then create 6 little buns and let them prove for another 10-15 minutes or so until they double in size again.

Then you cook the buns in 190 degree oven for around 20-25 minutes.

And if you loved making the Easter buns, you might enjoy listening to the Foodie tale too! Check out the Easter bun Foodie Tale here.

Our Foodie tales are a beautiful way to engage children in a conversation around a topic. We have many foodie tales and food education resources to offer parents, educators and of course children here in our Foodie Education section of our website too.