Today is Good Friday. I have to say, as much as I love going away, I really do love holidays at home. Especially when it's raining and I'm making hot cross buns!
Here's a step-by-step for you with waaaay too many pictures:
Leave it for a while, so the yeast can eat the sugar and go all frothy.
This next step is where it helps to have a Polly. Polly is my Kitchen Aid. I love her. She's the most helpful person in our family.
Ok, back to bread... after an hour you whip it out of the cupboard and Ta Dah!!
Cute! Now you're going to tip out your dough and add fruit, spices, and chocolate chips. I'm not a purist. I just love chocolate.
Here we have raisins, currants, cinnamon, chocolate chips, coffee. The coffee's for me. Sanity in a mug.
We simply spread the flavourings on top, folded it over, repeat. It worked ok, I think next time I'll just throw it all in for the last minute of kneading. Polly can handle it better than I can. Next, shape the mixture into little rolls... I allowed the kids to help, which means we have some random shapes. It's ok, the Queen's not coming to lunch.
This is what they look like after 20 minutes in a warm spot... ready to bake!
Now ice with a little glace icing mixture, and you're done! They were delicious, smothered in butter. Not much isn't, when you think about it.
Have a very happy Easter my friends xxxxx