Happy Sunday everyone!
The weather is changing, it is getting colder and I found myself digging up my winter jammies during the week. I spend most of my weekends getting up early – not by choice, my kids wake me up (GRRR!) – I shower and put on a fresh pair of jammies to start my day.

I posted my recipe for hot cross buns a few weeks ago which was incredible, however, I’ve been craving for something a little different. I turned a 2 ingredient dough recipe into spicy hot cross bagels and boy oh boy were they amazing!

We enjoyed them with some salted butter while they were still warm – that means I had to once again rush taking photos to satisfy everyone lol. I enjoy it though, how their faces light up when I try something new and especially when they get to take the first bite, the joy I tell ya!

Here is the recipe, I hope you guys give it a try.

Hot Cross Bagels



1 1/2 cup self-raising flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

2 teaspoons mixed spice

2 tablespoons sugar

1/2 cup fruit mix

1 cup double cream yogurt


2 tablespoons cake flour

water to make a paste


Apricot jam


  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celcius, prepare a baking tray with baking paper, and set aside.
  2. Add all your dry ingredients to a bowl, add the yogurt, and mix with a wooden spoon or by hand until combined.
  3. Knead the dough for 5 minutes on a lightly floured surface until smooth.
  4. Divide dough into 4 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a log and shape into a bagel, ensuring to secure each end.
  5. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Mix the cake flour and enough water to make a thick paste. Pipe crosses onto the bagels and bake for 25-30 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  6. Brush the bagels with apricot jam as soon as they come out of the oven.
  7. Serve warm with lashings of salted butter.

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