Easter Buns

April 10, 2012

If I were a more organised food blogger I would have made these weeks ago and informed you of my reverence for them, so that you too could delight in these fresh homemade, home kneaded, home moulded, home heavenly hot cross buns. At home. For breakfast. On Easter morning.

But I didn’t do that. Forgive me.

Let’s call it even when you make these next Easter shall we? When you feel that warm, humming sense of pride that comes with homemade, home kneaded, home moulded, home heavenly hot cross buns, you won’t mind that I didn’t share this recipe earlier. You’ll just be thankful for your buns.

I know I was.

Rose Prince’s Hot Cross Buns

recipe link

Notes: be sure you use bakers flour and full cream milk when making these buns. We added an extra 50g raisins and used heaped teaspoons of spice rather than level teaspoons. We also omitted mace, as we had none. I really feel that these buns could do with even more fruit and spice, however. I’m thinking we’ll end up with double the raisins in our ideal batch. We may add some of the French spice blend, Quatre Γ©pices (cloves, nutmeg, white pepper and ginger) too. That’d be lovely.

But truly, we were thrilled with these buns, the texture was divine. They were supremely delicious. Especially when eaten with butter and a dollop of our friend, Kim’s, homemade marmalade. I now enjoy marmalade, after years of thinking I did not. Paddington would be proud.

Heidi xo
  • Miss T April 10, 2012 at 7:20 am

    I made them for the first time this year – loved them! so much better than shop bought (and with the left overs I made hot cross bun and butter pudding! )

  • Leah April 10, 2012 at 8:53 am

    They look delicious Heidi. Who says you have to wait till next year to try them? πŸ˜‰

  • Michelle Chin April 10, 2012 at 10:34 am

    lovely hot cross buns. πŸ™‚

    hey, maybe try making chocolate version ones.

  • hollypop April 10, 2012 at 11:07 am

    the year before i was diagnosed coeliac i made some really really delish buns on good friday.
    oh yeah. so good.
    i need to work out a glutarded version for next year.
    i can't go without a hot crossy bun again in 2013~

  • Iron Chef Shellie April 10, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I regret not making buns this year. By the time Good Friday came around I couldn't be bothered πŸ˜› Who says I can't make them during the year though?!

    These look faaaabulous!

  • Kari April 10, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I'm rather thrilled there's another disorganised food blogger out there – I always seem to post at least a day or two after the event I'm posting about πŸ˜› These look delicious, at Easter or any time.

  • Ames April 10, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    I tend to post months and months behind the event so only a few days late is nothing to apologise for! I was planning to make Hot Cross Buns this year but didn't get around to it so definitely gonna try this recipe next year, if not earlier ;).

  • Hannah April 10, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    "Home heavenly". Just perfect. Happy Easter, dear heart.

  • Heidi April 10, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Miss T – amazing! I've seen that done & most definitely need to make extra next time so I can do that too!

    Leah – precisely, Leah, nobody πŸ˜‰

    Michelle – yes you could totally do a choc version! Not my cup of tea, but totally doable πŸ™‚

    Holly – cheers to a bun-abundant 2013 easter!

    MIchele – yes I really loved the recipe! You should totally do a mid-year Easter bun cook-up.

    Kari – hehe, high five πŸ™‚

    Ames – yes, earlier!!! thanks, lovely.

    Hannah – I hope yours was good (well…ok, considering), lady xo

    Heidi xo

  • Cathleen April 11, 2012 at 2:02 am

    My favorite part of easter. Hot cross buns. I've never made them home made, but these will obviously be better than anything I can buy!

  • Lisa April 11, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Making my own hot cross buns is one of those things that I am determined to do. I can feel it in my bones that next year will be the year – or maybe about September when I get a craving!

  • Nic@diningwithastud April 11, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    They look great πŸ™‚

  • The InTolerant Chef April 11, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    So gorgeous looking, I can almost smell them cooking Heidi!

  • Heidi April 11, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Cathleen – well if they're you're favourite part of Easter you should definitely make your own, you'll love it!

    Lisa – sounds like a plan πŸ™‚

    Nic – thank you!

    InTolerant Chef – mmmmmmm πŸ™‚

    Heidi xo

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella April 11, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Hehe well as a fan of hot cross buns any time of the year I don't mind at all that these are after Easter Heidi! πŸ˜€

  • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 12, 2012 at 2:59 am

    I don't really think hot cross buns should be limited to Easter lol we should be able to eat them anytime and I ve never made them before so don't be surprised if I made them next week or next month hehe πŸ™‚

  • Ashley April 12, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Wow, your buns look so lovely and fluffy! Love that they're not super stickily glazed like some of the commercial ones you get. I unfortunately did not indulge in an hot cross buns over easter, but I did have hot cross bun gelato from Fritz. That counts right?

  • Oh, Natalie.. April 12, 2012 at 10:17 am

    I felt exactly the same when I made buns – I put much more spice & fruit that the recipe called for, but still felt they needed much, much more.

  • Hannah April 12, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Oooh how awesome you made your own! I enjoyed a few hot cross buns, the choc chip one from bakers delight are always a favourite πŸ™‚ x

  • Heidi April 12, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Lorraine – 'any time of year buns' – love it πŸ˜‰

    Daisy – you're so right. It seems to be the general consensus too!!

    Ashley – yes I'm not a huge fan of a sticky glaze. & oh yeah, that totally counts πŸ˜‰ sounds amazing.

    Natalie – it's always the case, hey??!!!

    Hannah – Yay for buns! I'm not a huge choc-chip bun fan, but I think if I made these ones with chic chips (or maybe big shards!) they'd be actually really yummy πŸ™‚

    Heidi xo