Traditional English Hot Cross Buns

I think I can say that the recipe I made for my hot cross buns last weekend is officially pretty traditional.  You see it was sourced from my new and very coveted book of English Bread and Yeast Cookery by Elizabeth David, published in 1977.  Not really an old publication I know (well maybe not so new…

Hot Cross Buns… Mark II

             I know Easter is over, but I really wanted to try out my new variation on the original recipe whilst the experience was fresh in my mind.   As the weather cools here, the idea of eating a fruit bread has a lot of appeal for breakfast anyway so I didn’t really need too many…

Easter Chocolate Hot Cross Buns…Take 1

This time last year I was planning to make hot cross buns for the first time ever… and for some reason that eludes me it just never quite happened.   I was dreaming of a spicy light textured bread, filled with plump sultana’s that filled the house with a wonderful aroma’s whilst they were baking….