Monday, April 06, 2009

Hot Non Cross Choc Buns

I had a go at making Hot Cross Buns yesterday using dough from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. I made a batch of white bread dough and added a few tablespoons of sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon (couldn't find the mixed spice) and choc chips as I really don't like sultanas. Nothing was measured - just added until it looked, smelt and tasted right. When it came to baking I put 8 small balls of dough in my baking tray and cooked them for about 20 minutes. No crosses as I just couldn't be bothered. When they were out of the oven I glazed them with really good apricot jam. Perfect - I see more of them being made (and eaten) this week.

13 comments:

Michaela said...

uh, looks very yummy. great for breakfast.

Michelle said...

oh yes the choc chips are a must...

handmaiden said...

I bet they smell wonderful

Angie said...

yikes I HAVE to get that book!

jacquie said...

yum! my mom and i make these for easter every year. can't wait.

Sam said...

They look fabulous. I have the book on its way. I wish I had it sent airmail.

Ahfat said...

Wow looks good......only experts can just add ingredients by looking, smelling and tasting, I will never know when it is just right.

Sarah said...

This is making me hungry! Looks yummy. :D

Allie said...

YUM! I can almost smell them from here...

The Crafty Librarian said...

These look delicious! I'm going to have a go at Hot Cross Buns this year, then I can add as much fruit as I want. They never seem to have enough for my liking!

Cherry Rockette said...

ooh, yummo! your girls love their hats don't they? you've made quite a few over the years from memory.

Renee said...

yummo! they look great!

Corrie said...

yum I'm a huge fan of home made hot cross buns but the last few years have been so busy or pregnant to make them....there was a good recipe for chocolate hot cross buns in the sunday paper so I might get all the ingredients tomorrow!
mmmmmmmmm
Corrie:)