Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday.  They are  a sweet spiced bun marked with a cross on top. This year, I decided instead of buying, yes buying Hot Cross Buns, I would make them.  I am not one who particularly likes to make yeast breads.  However, I am slowly gaining confidence and pleasure in making yeast breads.

I  have tried various recipes for Hot Cross Buns, but by far my favorite is the recipe from the "Simply Recipes" Website.  The buns were tender, not mushy or tough, flavorful, and just  plain delicious.  I love the spices used in this recipe - cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cardamon, all complimented by grated orange zest.  As I was whisking together they dry ingredients the aroma of the spices was breathtaking.

The dough came together very nicely and was very easy to work with.  I used all currants in my dough but you can use half currants with chopped candied citrus peel.    Either way, you will have one delicious bun.

Below is the link for this recipe.

Simply Recipes: Hot Cross Buns


Yeast, Milk and Sugar
Dry Ingredients With Yeast, Eggs Butter and Milk


First Rolling of the Dough

Log Divided

One Half of Log Cut Into Eighths
Egg Wash on Dough

Out of the Oven
Hot Cross Buns


  1. Thanks for the link to this delicious recipe. I have never made hot cross buns, but I do find your post inspiring. You did a great job on making these, I love the toasty tops and they rose so high-yum!

  2. Beautifully done, Geri!!! Thanks for sharing the perfect recipe :) Happy Easter, my friend!

  3. Geri, I’ve been missing in action…and didn’t see these until today! Absolutely lovely! Hope you had a great Easter.

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