Have you been to the shops, tried to get hot cross buns, but couldn’t find any? Probably, and the reason for that could either be because it is Easter weekend, or people added them to their cart when they panic bought everything. However, Easter weekend is just not the same without hot cross buns, so we have provided a recipe for them - delicious, sticky and delightful.
We all love hot cross buns, but do we actually know what they signify? Different parts of the bun have different meanings. The cross on top represents the crucifixion of Jesus and the spices used signify the spices used to embalm him.
Hot cross buns, even though they are sold throughout the year to enjoy, were once only sold to enjoy on this very day (Good Friday) and throughout the weekend to indicate its significance. However, back then in many countries hot cross buns were actually banned until this special weekend. Due to this and the fact that hot cross buns are too good to only have once a year, people started baking them at home; so let's join in.
5 ml salt
10ml mixed spice
45ml butter or sunflower oil
50 ml sugar
15ml dried yeast
190ml tepid water
190ml fruitcake mixture or raisins
100ml cake flour
5ml sunflower oil
Pinch of salt
Pinch of baking powder
Quite significant buns, aren't these? We would love to see your creations! Tag us in your photos of your hot cross buns.
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