Hot Cross Buns

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Hot Cross Buns LIVE is not currently scheduled. 

If you are interested in taking part in a future course, please click here to email us and express your interest.

I had never made Hot Cross Buns as they always seemed too difficult. I always enjoy Anneka's way of teaching – I find I learn so much and I love the way she supports her teachings with the science behind it. I find the live sessions work really well, and I learn so much from them ... being able to ask questions live is such a bonus. This course is a great way to learn something which you think is difficult but Anneka makes it all so simple. Absolutely do it!

Christine Kirk, Wyoming, NSW


Learn to bake the most traditional of Easter breads – right in your very own kitchen!

Hot Cross Buns is a fun and casual 2.5-hour LIVE virtual baking session where you will learn to make your own traditional Hot Cross Buns – just in time for the Easter weekend!

Anneka Manning will take you through the process step by step, sharing all of her practical tips and tricks along the way. You will have the ability to bake along with her as well as ask any questions that arise as you mix, knead, prove and shape your dough together throughout the session. You can either bake your buns immediately or Anneka will share how to prove the dough overnight so it's ready to bake first thing the next morning.

The virtual Live Session will be supported by printable recipes and resources which will become your go-to Hot Cross Bun baking kit every Easter. Anneka will also share a number of recipe variations and some ideas of what to do with leftovers (if there are any!)

At the end of this session, you will come away not only with new-found skills and confidence but a dozen just-baked warm buns ready to smother in butter!


2023 dates TBA

The Live Session will take place in Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+10) via Zoom. The session will be recorded and available for you to watch afterwards if you are unable to attend the Live Session, or rewatch it at a later date if you would like to.

If you are interested in taking part in a future course, please click here to email us and express your interest.



I definitely got more than I expected from the class. Easy step-by-step instructions provided by Anneka and the opportunity to ask questions, no matter how 'silly', while making the buns meant I got the best experience possible. It was just perfect. Definitely recommend.

Glynis Smalley, Melbourne

Student numbers

We will only be accepting a maximum of 30 bakers for each session so that Anneka can answer your baking questions during the Live Session and provide personal feedback.

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is, quite simply, suitable for everyone. As this course is completed online, it is suitable for students from all over the world.

What will I get?
  • A 2.5-hour virtual live baking demonstration (which will take place on Zoom and will be recorded) where you will learn and bake along with Anneka Manning through the process of making Hot Cross Buns 
  • Access to Anneka's baking experience, knowledge, tips and tricks, and the ability to ask her any questions that come up during the session
  • A chance to learn surrounded (virtually) by like-minded people
  • A thorough understanding of how to make Hot Cross Buns and how to apply what you’ve learnt to be able to troubleshoot in the future and ensure baking success
  • Invaluable printable information sheets and recipes
  • Lifetime access to the live video and course material
  • Membership to BakeClub's exclusive The Kitchen Table online group to continue asking questions and share your baking
  • Baking confidence, knowledge and skill to use regularly at home

How will I get the most out of this session?

To get the most out of this session, you need to set aside the time to attend the Live Session with Anneka and read the support material supplied before the Live Session.

The Live Session will be recorded so it will be available to watch at any time if you are unable to attend. However, we do recommend baking along to get the most out of the course. 

I enjoy Anneka's classes and always learn a lot ... It makes a difference to watch and learn, and be able to ask questions, rather than just read a recipe. It was fun and enjoyable to bake along and have Anneka give feedback. A highlight for me are all the tips and tricks from Anneka ... she is a great teacher ... and her recipe is really good!

Helen Wong, Hong Kong