Hot cross buns, a teeny bit late!15

Posted on April 14, 2010 by ChristieSweet Treats, Vegetarian

Australian Hot Cross Buns - Sydney Food Blog

My first attempt at hot cross buns!

Thank goodness for other food bloggers. I thought this year I would have a go at making hot cross buns and even though I’d never made them before I wasn’t nervous about finding the perfect recipe.

I trawled through my RSS feed for my favourite ‘baking’ bloggers and found quite a lot of them had hot cross bun recipes!

In the end I decided to go with Bron Marshall’s recipe because she makes them every year and wrote so lovingly about her family tradition of making and eating them. How can you go wrong on a recipe that’s been made that many times?

You can’t. I found out. See picture above for proof!

hot cross buns ready for the oven

The recipe says it makes twelve, but I think I was a bit generous with my bun-shaping and only formed nine. Perhaps I should have weighed them like Bron does to get an even amount of buns? Maybe next time.

They turned out beautifully though and are so much better than any ones I’ve ever bought from the store.

hot cross buns dough ball

Hubby and I ate a few but there’s still a half a dozen left! Never fear, they’ve been safely stored in the freezer and will one day be very happy to be made into Not Quite Nigella’s Easter bun pudding.

In case you missed the link above for the hot cross bun recipe, here it is again: Bron’s hot cross buns.

Happy cooking, Christie x

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  • Yum! I can eat hot cross buns any time of the year-I’m always looking for a good “bun” recipe-I’ll def have to check this out! Thanks Christie!

  • I could eat these any time of the year! perfectly done!

  • They look great darling! And good idea for your leftovers methinks! ;)

  • Never to late for hot cross buns! I noticed that Baker’s Delight are still selling them (the one I work near anyway). Nothing beats home made though =) After making them last minute this year I think I will definately plan them into the Easter long weekend next year.

  • So impressed. Did you see what happened to mine? They were hideous. I agree with Peter (although I never liked them as a child) but now I could eat them year round.

  • Anh

    Lovely! I can eat hot cross buns pretty much anytime of the year. :)

  • Easter felt like it arrived too early this year. Christie, I think you are right on time with these! YUM!

  • For a first attempt you made it with flying colors Christie! These look superb

  • Y

    Gorgeous! Never too late for hot cross buns :) I love Bron’s recipe too!

  • These look great. I love the smell of these baking in the house. I might have to try this recipe and compare it to my mothers.

  • They look amazing! Yum!

  • Good job for your first time! these look perfect!

  • these cross buns are not popular in France but they look very good !! bravo !Pierre de paris

  • You did a great job in your first attempt with these cute hot cross buns! They looked beautiful!

  • Amy

    They look amazing! Yum!

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