Hot Cross Buns are a traditional Easter baked good across the world – or at least wherever the British Empire used to be! They’re a sweet white roll, leavened with yeast, and spotted with mixed peel, mixed spices, and currants. These will be a staple at most Easter brunches around town, but read on for two easy recipes to make your own at home.
This recipe from BBC Good Food is suitable for absolute beginners. With the shortest of ingredient lists, and the promise that it all comes together within 35 minutes (not including the approximately 1 hour of rising time for the dough).
For those of you who need your baking measurements in cups, there’s this slightly more complicated recipe from the Food Network.
Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, BBC Good Food, and Food Network.