Now, I have never attempted to make hot cross buns before...nor do I like the ones in the shops...As I don't like spitting out the fruit peel, I only buy the ones that are fruitless, and then only if they are marked down. I have seen in the stores these last few years, Choc-Chip hot cross buns, and also Mocha hot cross buns....who ever heard of them? I'm sure fruitless, are closer to the original buns than these two flavours...I wonder why they introduce other flavours of a time honoured traditional food such as Hot Cross Buns? Is it just to appeal to the sweet-tooth and the coffee addict? I can kind of see where they are going with the Choc-Chip....the whole chocolate and easter egg thing comes to mind....but coffee??? Where does coffee (mocha) fit in to all of this.
I suppose I can't gripe tooo much, because as I don't like the store ones for reasons I mentioned earlier....I decided to have a go at some I would like.
Both my husband and myself like a fruit loaf....with lots of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and fruits like apricot, apple, sultanas and cranberries...so that's what I used...Well; I didn't have any dehydrated apricots left so they didn't go in, but the cranberries, sultanas, and dried apple did. ...The recipe called for 3/4 cup of dried sultanas....so I just made a mix of the fruits we wanted. Easy!
Did you make Hot Cross Buns for Easter? Leave a comment and a link back to your blog showing your Hot Cross Buns for Easter.....
Here are some photos of the Hot Cross Buns I made for Easter.
|Next time I will make the paste thicker, but it's my first time...lol|
|The glaze made it so yummy.|