Sunday, 29 March 2015

Hot Cross Buns Hollywood Style

Do you remember this nursery rhyme?  Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns!  One a penny, two a penny,  HOT CROSS BUNS!



I was raised in Missouri.  We'd never seen a hot cross bun let alone eaten one, but we learned the nursery rhyme.  Now I live in Britain and at Easter time you can't help but eat a Hot Cross Bun. There are stacks of them in every supermarket and neighbourhood bakery.



The shop bought buns are delicious, especially when you split them in half, toast them, and slather on lots of salty butter.  But, mad person that I am, I wanted to try to bake them myself.  



So I asked a few of my friends what recipe they used and Paul Hollywood's name kept cropping up.    I did a little 'research', as in Google, and found this:
Paul Hollywood's HOT CROSS BUN RECIPE. 



I must confess, I tinkered around a bit with the recipe.  I added extra cinnamon and left out the mixed peel and still the buns were lovely and had that traditional taste. If you fancy having a go this recipe  is a good place to start. Unfortunately, I have the nursery rhyme stuck in my mind...Hot Cross Buns! Hot Cross Buns! 

10 comments:

  1. They look lovely,I can smell them from here, can you tell me which brand bread flour and yeast you use for breads and bakes.

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    1. You have just given me an idea for my next blog post. : D I'll take some photos and post some of the baking supplies in my pantry.

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  2. Your hot cross buns are beautiful my friend! And they look delicious!! I have never tried to make them but this post makes me want to try! Wishing you an awesome week ahead friend! Nicole xo

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    1. It's a law here in Britain... you can't have Easter without Hot Cross Buns! I hope you have a very Happy Easter. X

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  3. They look yummy.. I love hot cross buns and home made ones are the best. Like you I always add more cinnamon. :o)

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    1. One can NEVER have enough cinnamon! : Dx

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  4. Those hot cross buns look SO delicious. I think hot cross buns are one of my favourite things about the Easter holiday :)

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    1. It's a lovely tradition and delicious, too!

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    1. Thanks! : Dx I had never made Paul Hollywood's recipe before. Will certainly make them again.

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