Well if Floss can make them from scratch, then I can too. Actually I've always wanted to give them a try but not being too keen to spend hours in the kitchen, I was always a bit put off. Well no longer! The bonus of making them myself is that I can leave out the raisins - No.2 can't eat them without getting really itchy.
The smell of the yeast and spices is so worth the effort of making hot cross buns. I was making them on Good Friday but the yeast just wasn't playing ball. So off to the shop today and on with the job.
The crosses were quite a bit of fun to make. I used the flour and water in a zip-lock bag trick. Cut off the corner and away I went.
A few sloshings of glaze later, and here we have some rather heavenly looking buns.
I found my recipe here. I would definitely make them again. Even with 8 mins of kneading! Unfortunately I can't eat them, but it did make me feel good making them for my family.