It's Easter and that means it's time for Hot Cross Buns! While there's nothing wrong with a classic hot cross bun with spiced dough and sultanas why not try a flavour variation? There's Finger Bun Hot Cross Buns, Carrot Cake Hot Cross Buns (with cream cheese frosting), Apple & Cinnamon Hot Cross Buns and Triple Chocolate Hot Cross Buns!
I'm starting with the Classic Hot Cross Bun. It's the recipe that got me started on my Hot Cross Bun baking fervour and uses tangzhong which is one little step that ensures that your hot cross buns are fluffier and lighter and long lasting than any bakery hot cross bun! Better still these rum soaked raisins make them taste better too!
This one is for all of you bunnies out there that love carrot cake. These Carrot Cake Hot Cross Buns combine spiced carrot, walnut and pineapple hot cross buns sandwiched with a layer of cream cheese frosting! They're wacky but delicious.
I get it, you're a chocoholic and don't want any of that pesky fruit in your HXBs. Fair enough. Well here is a recipe for you for triple chocolate hot cross buns. This cocoa dough has dark chocolate chips with a rich dark chocolate glaze complete with a white chocolate cross!
So tell me Dear Reader, which Hot Cross Bun flavour do you like the sound of the best? Do you make them or buy them?