Easter is a time for festive food. And in England, it is the time for Hot Cross Buns.
Yesterday, Julie spent some time making her own, a batch of 12 buns. These soft buns have a spicy flavour, and are stuffed with plump sultanas. The cross has its religious significance too of course.
After a lot of strugglng with wet, sticky dough, and a considerable time proving the mixture in a warm place, in the oven they went.
After cooling, they were glazed with a mixture or water and apricot jam to give them a shine. Then we ate some spread inside with real unsalted butter.
Julie dropped some off locally to a friend, and will take more to one of her daughters this evening.
I am pleased to report that there were light, fluffy, fruity, and delicious!