Looking for a recommended recipe for hot cross buns. Disappointed with some shop ones so thought I'd have a go at making my own. Also couldn't believe some of the weird variations. Just want a soft fruity bun with a bit of spice. Thanks
Same here over weird variations! Dh bought some so-called ‘extra special’ blueberry HCBs the other day - extra-disgusting, more like - just tasting of nothing except sickly over-sweetness. TBH I think he didn’t realise - hadn’t read the label.
Why on earth they have to bugger about with such nice traditional things I do not know.
I agree, I'm a traditionalist!
Years ago I made Hot Cross buns but they weren't as good as shop-bought ones.
The best ones we ever had were fresh from a local Devon baker who opened specially on Good Friday (most shops were shut) and we could wander down the road and buy a paper bagful of buns.