I felt like getting into the Easter spirit today, so I made Hot Cross Buns! My first attempt ever, and they are soo worth it.
Although you can buy them quite cheaply at Woolies, nothing compares to home-made, and the smell coming out of the oven was divine. I’m going to have a crack at another Eastery treat for this weekend, I’m thinking something small and sweet, chocolaty and eggy shaped….maybe some hot cross bun truffles….. Although these buns were delicious, its probably not the type of thing you can whip up for a Sunday breakfast, unless you have some fancy shmancy kitchen gadget, which I don’t!
I used this Hot Cross Bun recipe from my favourite cooking website (Taste) and altered it slightly to include mixed peel, substituting sultanas instead of currants (didn’t have any).
I used a combination of cinnamon and nutmeg instead of mixed spice (I had allspice but I have a feeling that is an entirely different flavour, more used in savoury dishes??)
The kneading can get a bit tiring, but luckily I can see my tv from my kitchen so I watched a bit of “Say Yes to the Dress” while I was kneading away. I did notice my arms were a bit shaky afterwards, but maybe that’s just a sign that I’m a weakling 🙂
Here is a visual walk-through, and if it takes your fancy, check the recipe out 🙂