FIRST - You melt some butter and heat some milk up on the stove. This is STEP 1 - HOT.
SECOND - You add in a whole bunch of flour, yeast, sultanas, raisins, sugar, etc. Then you knead it around for a bit. Here's what the results look like; when you see them, you will emit a cry similar to Homer Simpson.
Now you will be really angry. You have reached STEP 2 - CROSS.
THIRD - you go to the shop and buy them from the supermarket instead. Congratulations! You have reached STEP 3 - BUNS.
Thank you for tuning in to another episode of Cooking with Tim!
UPDATE! - Of course there is an alternative recipe -
Q: How do you make hot cross buns?
A: Pour boiling water down a rabbit hole.
However, this blog does not endorse cruelty to animals. Also, the buns will be a bit too furry for most people's liking.