Saturday, March 15, 2008

One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns

Okay: my next plea. I am CRAVING hot cross buns. Can one buy them in America?

From Wikipedia: A hot cross bun is a type of sweet spiced bun made with currants and leavened with yeast. It has a cross on the top which might be made in a variety of ways: it could be pastry, made from a simple flour and water mixture, cut from rice paper and glazed onto the bun, iced, or simply cut into the bun itself.

They are traditionally eaten on Good Friday, but in the LLG household we eat them from Lent onwards... I adore them, esp with half an inch of butter. Yum. I guess I'll have to make them, but I suspect that like, houmous, Marks & Spencer's version is just better in every way.