Monday, April 11, 2011

Hot Cross Buns for Easter


A dear friend of mine, J, gave me 2 boxes of hot cross buns for Easter. She orders it from this lady every year to give out to her friends.

These hot cross buns keep really well in the fridge and are really yummy when toasted and eaten with a little cold butter.

A hot cross bun is a sweet bun made with spices, raisins and candied citrus fruits, marked with a cross on the top. The cross can be made with icing sugar and water or a mixture of flour and water. The cross is supposed to symbolise the cross that Jesus died on.. and as a result this bread is eaten on Good Friday and Easter, to remember the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

I love to eat this bread! I have a recipe for hot cross buns from my baking class.. so I think, I should really try to make a batch this month!

5 comments:

Blur Ting said...

You can make them at home. I saw a simple recipe here:
http://www.karencheng.com.au/

Rochelle said...

They look good--let us know how it goes if you make them :)

Malar said...

it looks so soft! Let us know the outcome and don't forget to post the recipe!

My SINFONIA said...

You are so right...hot cross buns toasted is so nice. Happy Easter OKC!

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Thanks Sinfonia.

Unfortunately, Rochelle and Malar, it looks like I wont be making any before Easter, since I'm going away for a short trip soon..

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