Easter Prep

Coloring Easter Eggs and Making Hot Cross Buns…

This is the first time Lucy has decorated eggs.  It was very cute, and very very messy…

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Now we get to the Hot Cross Buns.  I love these, but rarely can you get good ones.  I came across this recipe and had to try it:


The recipe is British so if you want to try it, you will need a food scale.  Otherwise, just to save you a google search, sultanas are raisins.  Maybe you knew that, I certainly didn’t.  But this is a great recipe, the only change I made was making the crosses on the buns from a powdered sugar glaze instead of flour.  I put that on after they had cooled a bit.

Try to eat these guys while they are still warm, but 10 seconds in the microwave works too.  The recipe is quite labor intensive as a warning.  Also this method of making candied citrus peel works fabulous.



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3 thoughts on “Easter Prep

  1. Your buns look lovely! I’m so glad you liked the recipe. Out of curiosity, why did you decide to use a sugar glaze cross?

    P.S. Sultanas aren’t actually raisins – they’re made from white grapes instead of red grapes like raisins.

  2. Oh sultanas are just called white raisins here I think–we are fancy like that \in the states. And I used frosting because that is typically how I have eaten them, and I suppose I just like frosting! I know the flour looks nicer, but I like the sweetness the sugar adds–makes them a little more breakfast-like. Thanks for the comment. Just discovered your blog and love it.

  3. Ahh that makes sense! I didn’t know that – in Europe they separate them into sultanas and rasins too. I can understand the extra sweetness, though doesn’t the icing really gunk up the toaster/drip off when heated?

    Glad you like the blog! I love the coloured eggs – I haven’t made those in years.

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