I’ve never made hot cross buns before, but the other day a recipe for Mrs. Rabbits’ Hot Cross Buns popped up on one of my facebook pages. They looked delish!! So today, alone in the house and a bit of a miserable day out there I decided I would make some. I doubled the spice (there’s never enough spice for me) and my hand slipped when I added the fruit–I mean whats a hot cross bun without fruit?? But my flour was dry so the dough was a bit dense but it rose beautifully.Making the white crosses to go on these was tedious to say the least and added nothing to the taste–so I was lazy and only did a few–they were pretty though….
I ate three before I remembered to take a picture–warm and spicy with a touch of sweetness from the sugar syrup glaze–I would make these again!!! and again !!
Then I remembered I had a half a pot of mashed potatoes. I usually make potato pancakes out of left over potatoes but today was a bread day so I found a recipe for potato bread. The dough was soft and rose very high very fast. I didn’t want two loaves. I’m making lentil soup for tomorrow and wanted some buns so I made one large loaf, one small loaf and some buns. All different sizes and shapes to see which was best. They look quite yummy but tasting will have to wait–I’m full of hot cross buns. So, now to make my lentil soup.