Happy Easter Monday!
Ok, so I’m a little late to the party with these hot cross buns. My weeks have been pretty crazy lately, but I’ve finally managed to get back in the kitchen and spend a few days doing what I love and I’ve got some great treats lined up for you… starting with these amazing soft and sticky spiced buns!
As this is my first Easter living in Switzerland, and it seems that hot cross buns have not yet made it across the channel, I thought I would have a go at making them myself.
For those of you who don’t know, hot cross buns are a bit of an Easter tradition for us Brits, but what I had never realized before was that pancakes and hot cross buns are essentially the delicious book ends marking lent. We eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday to use up the last of the fats and sugars in the house, and hot cross buns on Good Friday to reintroduce those foods back into the home – who knew?! Oh, And apparently if you make the buns on Good Friday, they will never go mouldy and you can hang them in your house all year round for good luck (not sure I’ll be testing that myth though!)…