Hot Cross Buns are a popular Easter staple. According to Christian tradition, they are to be made and eaten hot on Good Friday.
This year, we're keeping the buns to serve with Easter dinner, but I did make them on Good Friday. I used this recipe as linked in my previous post.
After mixing all the ingredients, I kneaded the raisins into the dough.
|dough, before rising|
Once kneaded, I let the dough rise for 1 1/2 hours.
|dough, after rising|
After the first rise, I cut the dough into pieces, rolled them into balls and placed them in the greased pan...
|buns in the pan, unbaked|
...and placed them in the oven to bake.
I did put crosses on them, but they dripped off and did not show up well. Maybe putting some cornstarch into the sugar-and-juice mixture would help them stay in place.
A blessed Good Friday to all.