Hi, I hope you had a lovely weekend. Today I am sharing Hot Cross Buns by Paul Hollywood.
This was my first attempt at making Hot Cross Buns and I am so thankful that I did 🙂 They were great! I was going through my cook books and all the different recipes for Hot Cross Buns and I decided on this one by Paul Hollywood in his book How to Bake as it had apple in it and though that sounded wonderful.
I must say that you do need to set aside some time to prepare the Hot Cross Buns but it is really worth it.
The recipe can be read on Paul Hollywood’s website – Hot Cross Buns. I did not change a lot in this recipe but I could not find a good mix of peel so I decide to use a mix of dried tropical fruit and it worked out great. I ended up only using about 50ml of water out of the 120ml so add the water very slowly.
I would also suggest that you watch the cooking time as they can brown quite quickly, I turned my oven down when I saw that they were quite brown and still needed some time to cook, you could also place some tinfoil over them instead when you see them browning.
So with easter next weekend I would definitely skip on the bought Hot Cross Buns and make these. I decided not to write this recipe out as I do not think I could improve on the instructions and I’m sure I would end up just confusing you instead 🙂
Here is the link again if you missed it earlier Paul Hollywood’s website – Hot Cross Buns.
I hope you give these Hot Cross Buns a try, they are not difficult to make at all just a little time consuming but are amazing and I’m sure you will be thankful xx