Slow Cooked Roast Lamb Hot Cross Bun


£2.94 per portion.

Shoulder of lambs is another joint option.

  • 4
    Lamb Shanks
  • 1 Glass
    Red Wine
  • 3 [sliced cloves]
  • Sprig
    Fresh Rosemary
  • 2 tbsp
    Mint Sauce
  • 2 tbsp
    Cranberry Sauce
  • 200 g
  • 8
    Hot Cross Buns
  • Calories: 387 kcal
  • Fat: 21 g
  • Carbs: 6 g
  • Protein: 28 g
  • Sugar: 3.2 g
  • Salt: 0.4 g
  • 1
    Slow Cook It

    1.Heat the oven to 180c gas. Pour the wine into a casserole dish or your slow cooker and add your garlic cloves, rosemary and lamb shanks.

    2. Place the lid on top and cook for 2 1/2 hours.

    TIP - Every 30 mins or so I would check the lamb and cover it with the sauce. If the wine is evaporating, add more.

    3. While you wait with a glass of red wine (of course) make your lamb sauce by adding the mint sauce to the cranberry sauce and seasoning... It's that simple.

  • 2
    Cover It

    1. Take the lamb out the oven and add your marinade over the top of each shank.

    2. Leave the lid off and cook for another 30 mins to allow it go nice and crispy.

    3. Place the kale on an oven tray with seasoning and a splash of olive oil and cook for 10 mins at the bottom of the oven so It doesn't burn. Keep tossing it until crispy.

  • 3
    Build It

    1. Remove the lamb from the oven and pull the meat off the bone. There should be a lovely stick sauce at the bottom of the pot, add the meat back in and toss around.

    2. Half your hot cross buns, add your meat, kale and enjoy!


Roast Lamb Hot Cross Bun

With crispy kale

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My slow cooked roast lamb hot cross bun!

The sister sandwich of the classic pulled pork brioche bun.

This recipe will leave you and your friends wanting more, so don’t let it just be an Easter treat and keep this recipe in your mind.

TIP – This recipe needs a good few hours in the oven, so pop it in the oven around at 10 am, and then relax until lunch. This really is an incredibly simple recipe.

You don’t like lamb or it’s too expensive? No sweat, try either slow belly pork, pork shoulder, beef brisket or a whole chicken.

Looking for more crazy ways to eat your hot cross bun?

Top 3 Hot Cross Bun Facts

  1. In Tudor Britain, it was illegal to sell spiced buns on any other day than Good Friday, Christmas and funerals.
  2. Spices including cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and allspice. Some older recipes used saffron and mace.
  3. Today it is still considered good luck to hang one above your door on Good Friday.
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