My Life In The Kitchen

April 8, 2010

Hot Hot Hot

Filed under: Baking, Food, Swap — Tags: , , , — trinichiqn @ 10:44 pm

It’s Easter so that means Hot Cross Buns….

Hot Cross Buns

A tradition as far back as I could remember Hot Cross Buns for Good Friday and Easter. The recipe and design changed over the years, the cross has been made with icing (which I prefer), pastry dough and cut marks in the dough before baking to name a few.

Forming Buns

This year I used a recipe I found for Apricot Hot Cross Buns. Of course I had to substitute. Dried apricots are easily found but I prefer craisins. So citrus peels and craisins it was. The cinnamon was a nice touch in the recipe.


Forming and kneading the dough is beautiful. I love the seeing the different colours of the dry fruit peep through. For me working with dough is therapeutic.

dough dough

I love Hot Cross Buns. I think this is my submission for week 2 of my 52 weeks of baking.

Is it me or do the crosses just make the buns taste better.


I froze half the dough in single bun portions to have at my leisure.

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