Sunday, 4 April 2010

Hot Cross Buns

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.

Homemade strawberry jam kept for a special occasion on top of homemade buns.  Just perfect.

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.


Willeke said...

It's a pity you can't eat the buns. They look so good. This pictures make my mouth water!

Serenata said...

Wow Sarah, they look great - ESPECIALLY with your yummy strawberry jam!

Floss said...

They do look good! I had to knead mine for 10 mins... I'll go for flour and water crosses next year.

Angela said...

Very impressive
You and Floss have done Very Well
easter blessings X

Country Nanny said...

Happy Easter Sarah to you and your family.
These buns seem to be very good!

Shippymolkfred said...

Mmmh, your Hot Cross Buns look nice. Much better than my ones...
Greetings from Scotland
And...Happy Easter of course :)

Anonymous said...

mmmmmmmmmmm! the post above is very yummy too xxx