Wonderful recipe! I've made these twice and everytime they turn out perfect! I did change the actual cross bit though as I didn't have ready made pastry in the house. I used 80g of plain flour, 80mls of water and 2 teaspoons of sugar mixed together to make a thick paste which I piped onto the buns and baked as usual.
Excellent recipe, I didn't change a thing. I have made these a couple of times now and they are wonderful. Just the right amount of spices and fruit. After trying a few different recipes for Hot Cross Buns, this is now my 'go to' recipe.
I made these today with my granddaughters helping and they turned out de-lishous! I didn't do the pastry crosses, just cut a cross in the top of each bun. Didn't ice them either... but the buns were so tender. Followed the recipe for the buns exactly and used a mixture of dried cherries, blueberries, cranberries, and raisins... and it was perfect. I'm looking forward to splitting and toasting the leftovers for breakfast.
family favourite and works every time!
Made this recipe for the first time today. Very tasty and easy to make. :) will definitely be making again!
Can't wait to try this
Just made this recipe today. The dough spread quite a bit after they were shaped, so they were not perfect round shaped buns, but squarish pull apart shaped instead. They were soft and fluffy though and smelt fantastic. I had one earlier with a generous lashing of lightly salted butter. Very nice indeed.
These are the first Hot Cross Buns I have ever made. Wow we were so impressed, they are so tasty and light. I increased the spices the second time around as we like the extra flavour. See my photo, I am so pleased with the results.
These were delicious, and oh-so-easy! They also smelled incredible. For the dried fruit I added: cherries, blueberries, raisins, and cranberries.
It was unseasonably hot here today, but these are definitely worth heating up my non-airconditioned kitchen for! I used untraditional dried cranberries, and added the butter with the milk instead of after the flour. I just marked the crosses on top. The buns are lovely and light, with a very subtle spice flavor. They are the only fruit buns I have ever seen my son eat voluntarily! I don't think there'll be any left to toast! Thanks for posting! Made for Spring 2010 PAC.