This is my attempt at making Hot Cross Buns. I've been searching for Hot Cross Buns for Easter but they're just not available in the US the way I like them. I contacted a few different shops here, that specialize in foods other than American; no-one stocks them. I mentioned to one shop owner that I was going to have a go and bake my own. He said, "if they turned out well, I will order from you". Hmmmmm....I think not.
Its all a bit of a fiddle really and takes about 2 hours to make. They have to "rest" for an hour and 1/2 before being baked. Mine don't have that mushy almost fluffy consistency that I grew up with. The actual "cross" turned out well as I made it the authentic way, with flour and water, not icing (counterfeits).
I think I'll leave it to the mass produced experts who make millions of them at a time. These won't go to waste though - I will serve these to my unsuspecting friends, toasted with pounds of butter. And a creme egg chaser.