Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Hot Cross Buns

Easter Cross Buns

Hot cross buns are made from a rich yeast dough containing flour, milk, sugar, butter, eggs, currants and spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves).  Some bakers add candied fruit and raisins.  They are marked on top with a cross, either cut into the dough, made with strips of pastry or piped on with icing.

In England, hot cross buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday.  My Mom always baked them for Easter.  She also made wonderful Chelsea buns year round.  The funny thing is I don’t ever remember her baking scones (maybe because she was a coffee drinker and not a tea granny like me).

Hot cross buns are a wonderful treat for Good Friday breakfast, served buttered (maybe toasted) with a hot cup of tea.

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Have A Blessed Easter

8 comments:

Joyce said...

I dearly LOVE "Hot Cross Buns" and I haven't bought a one of them this year...I am distracted for some reason.
Must be the Royal Wedding.....HA!

Concetta said...

Thank you for visiting Concetta's Cafe today. Your Hot Cross Buns look absolutely magnificent - I wish I had one right now!
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Concetta

Jo said...

There is nothing better than the smell of hot cross buns through the house, that wonderful spicy smell. I read somewhere that Americans don't have hot cross buns, I wonder why. They don't know what they are missing.

Steph said...

Oooh, they look so yummy! I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Great Harvest Bread Company made them fresh for the season, too. Very good! (Do you have that company in the east?)

parTea lady said...

Thanks, Steph for the tip. I looked up the Harvest Bread Co. and there is one 33 miles away. It looks like a terrific bakery and worth the trip.

Angela McRae said...

These buns look delicious! Hope you had a blessed Easter!

Susan said...

Hot cross buns are a real treat!
Makes a wonderful Easter tradition !

Magento Themes said...

I love the Hot Cross Buns!!! Its looking great. That cup with flowers looking beautiful. Thanks for this great work.

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