Gastronomically Terrific

April 26, 2014

Hot cross buns

Filed under: bread, Easter — Tags: , — lawsonanna @ 9:14 pm
Hot cross buns and coffee

Enjoying a hot cross bun with coffee

Having not done any baking for a few weeks (a combination of visiting friends, going to conferences and just not having enough time in life in general), the Easter weekend and the fact that the April recipe on my baking calendar was for hot cross buns, seemed to be a good excuse to get back into it.

Another bread recipe, hot cross buns are something that I love but have never made before. Considering my last bread making experience turned out pretty well, I was enthusiastic about giving this a try. It didn’t seem that different to making a standard bread product – with the exception of the crosses I had to pipe on the top (which turned out pretty well), and the addition of raisins and orange zest (which, to me, was a fun part of the process).

Hot cross buns circleOverall, the buns turned out pretty well. They were perhaps slightly denser than your traditional hot cross buns, but once they had been lightly toasted in the oven they tasted pretty good. I made eight large buns though, and that was a fair amount to eat as there was just the two of us. A few days later, I was pretty bored of eating hot cross buns…

Who made it: Anna

Recipe: Home Baking Calendar 2014 (April recipe)

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