One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns.

Happy Easter everyone.

 I decided to try my hand at hot cross buns this year, mainly because I have been thinking about them for the last couple of months and thinking what an ideal vehicle they would be to use up some dried fruit that has been sitting in the cupboard since Christmas.

I assembled the ingredients and found that I only had wholemeal bread making flour and being too lazy to walk up the town and lug a bag of white bread making flour back, I decided to go ahead and make them anyway.

Which resulted in hot cross buns that if you threw one hard enough you could probably take out a rhinoceros, and you have to check how strong you are before picking one up, they would make great paper weights (really selling them aren’t I?!) but they taste delicious.  They taste nicer than shop bought,  as well as the dried fruit I put a good quantity of mixed peel and spices which has added a really nice flavour to them.  They are proving very moorish and the two dozen I made are being demolished quite rapidly.  (I have a small secret stash in the freezer for Easter Sunday)

4 thoughts on “One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns.

  1. Angie says:

    Oh my you buns look absolutely delicious… yummy & sticky too… My Mum used to make pastry, she'd throw out the bits for the birds… poor things would be on the ground for 2 weeks if they dared try any!


  2. Lady Fe says:

    they look so yummy! Will have to try that next year!I made courgette cake for our Easter picnic – the 3.5 year old had 4 pieces! I put the recipe on my blog, if you want to give it a go.


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