Desserts & Baking

Hot cross buns with cheesecake spread

10 minutes
5 minutes

"Nobody loves a hot cross bun more than my mom, so I decided to use three elements she really likes – hot cross buns, cheesecake and marmalade – to make this treat.” – Khanya Mzongwana

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  • For the cheesecake spread:
  • 240 g cream cheese
  • ½ cup cream
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 T icing sugar
  • For the hot cross buns:
  • 125 g orange marmalade
  • 4 T water
  • 6 Woolworths traditional hot cross buns, halved

1. Whisk all the cheesecake spread ingredients together in a bowl, and refrigerate until ready to use.

2. Place the marmalade and water in a saucepan and slowly heat, stirring continually, until thick and syrupy. Remove from the heat.

3. To serve, toast the hot cross buns in a dry pan. Smear the cheesecake spread onto the buns and drizzle with the marmalade syrup. Serve immediately.

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Photographs: Toby Murphy
Food assistant: Thando Manyoni

Khanya Mzongwana

Recipe by: Khanya Mzongwana

If you're anything like our deputy food editor Khanya Mzongwana, you're obsessed with uniqueness and food with feeling. Cook her family-tested favourites, midweek winners and her mouth-wateringly fresh takes on plant-based eating.

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