You can keep your chocolate eggs, your bunnies and your bilbies, all I need is a hot cross bun.
Ideally warmed (not toasted), with a lick of proper butter.
For someone who makes a lot of bread, and buns, and any number of bakery items I just cannot get through the day without, it was weird it'd never occurred to me to make my own hot cross buns.
I was kinda busy over Easter what with the odd hospital visit and being away, so I made these for the first time this weekend.
And they're dead quick and easy.
Just like a bought one.
I used this recipe, but increased the spice and next time would add a bit more. Also I think they could use a touch more sugar. It is a sweet bun, right?
And now, I think we might now be officially hot cross bunned out.
(Until I make these – without crosses – in a couple of months time, hello current buns!)
So did you make buns this year?
And more importantly, are all the easter eggs really gone?!