I tried out a different recipe yesterday, a recipe that requires a ferment before making the dough. Two knock-backs as well, which I thought was unusual. But the result is near-as-dammit to a perfect Hot Cross Bun. It is all in the texture and these buns have that soft, springy, bread-like texture last years recipe lacked. I cut down the dried fruit a little from the stated quantity and loved the simplicity of the Golden Syrup glaze
They are so good I ate five yesterday.
Not all in one sitting I hasten to add. One straight out of the oven. Another a few minutes later. The third with a cup of coffee a couple of hours after. While I was making some garlic soup another and the fifth as a ‘dessert’ after the soup. All untoasted and unadorned.
The fact I am leaving buttery fingerprints over the keyboard attests that they are just as excellent the next day toasted.
Hot Cross Buns – an entry for Waiter There’s Something In My… Easter Basket