Hot Cross Buns

 Hot Cross Buns are an Easter tradition. With the sweetness of cinnamon sugar and raisins, these buns are irresistible.

hot-cross-buns

With Easter almost exactly one week away, I thought today would be the perfect day to post these Hot Cross Buns. We’re getting together with one side of our family this weekend and these buns have family get-togethers written all over them. What’s not to love when it comes to freshly baked rolls?

Hot Cross Buns are usually eaten on Good Friday, which is definitely more than appropriate, but I love the idea of serving these on Palm or Easter Sunday as well. They are so pretty and would complete any brunch menu.

hot-cross-buns

I have had my fair share of these buns over the years, but this was my first time making them myself.

I remember having these around during Easter as a kid and I always got so excited when I first saw them. Until I remembered that there were raisins inside. Let’s just say I was somewhat of a picky eater and never understood why in the world my Mom had to add raisins to something that would be so much better without them.

Good thing I left little Kathi’s palate behind and learned to embrace them after all. These buns just wouldn’t be the same without the fruity component. Extra chewiness and sweetness should not be passed up by anyone :). [Read more…]