Eat: Hot Cross Buns
I’ve never had a hot cross bun before today (well, technically yesterday at the time of this publishing).
So I am really not an expert of what hot cross buns are supposed to look like or taste like. I do know that they are traditionally served on Good Friday and they have a white cross of icing along the top. But other than those two things, I know nothing about them. Nevertheless, I decided I should make some.
Oh, I guess I also know the song “Hot Cross Buns.” I think nearly every beginning piano student plays that song. But I think these buns cost me more than a penny or half a penny. Two for a penny is a good deal!
Anyways, I was hoping that the making and eating of hot cross buns could become an Easter tradition in our household. I figured when Sebastian gets older, I can explain to him better about the cross that is symbolized on the tops of the buns. So I chose a recipe that seemed good to me. And the picture that accompanied it looked great, too.
But, I have to say, in all honesty, I’m not that impressed. But it could be the recipe. Or it could be my method of making them. Whatever the case, I didn’t find the buns all that flavorful or tasty–or really nice to look at.
I’m mean, it’s not that bad to look at, but I’ve seen prettier.
So all that is to say, today, all you get is pictures. If you really want to see the recipe I used, you can follow the link here.
And if you want to try another recipe, here’s a link to the Pioneer Woman’s hot cross buns. I have not tested it, but they look pretty good, and I love all of the recipes I’ve gotten from her. If I was smart, I would have made her recipe to begin with. But alas, I’m not always smart. So maybe you can give it a try and let me know how it goes.
Or if you have your own tried and true recipe for hot cross buns, I’d love to know. I haven’t given up on the idea for the tradition. I’ve got some
stubbornness patience in me yet.