Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Happy Easter

I reprised my hot cross buns from last year, (the recipe is here) it is nice to come back to a recipe and have it work so well after a while of not making them! My new house has a hot water cupboard in it, so I did the kneading part in the bread machine, then tipped the mix into a large bowl and raised the dough slowly in the hot water cupboard. It took about 2 odd hours to get it to double in size. I then shaped them and left them to rise a further 30 mins. I haven't yet got the measure of the oven in my new kitchen, it seems a little hot so I have to keep a close eye on things! I need to invest in a proper oven thermometer I think......
Anyway, as per last year I glazed them straight out of the oven with a sugar syrup, then piped on crosses with icing. It gives a nice sweet kick to the buns! I have indulged despite my low carb regime, I have restricted myself to a few and the rest have been given away. They were utterly delicious!Hope you have a happy Easter, I will have my nose in academic articles unfortunately, I have an assignment due next week which I really need to get on with.

5 comments:

Rhyleysgranny said...

They look lovely Linda. Your crosses are perfect too
:)

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

Carbs schmarbs, they look gorgeous! Can't wait to make some of my own on Sunday. Your blog is looking awesome, Linda!

Kelly-Jane said...

They are just perfect, really well done to you :)

Karen Harris said...

Being a Jamie fan myself, I really enjoyed reading your blog. A friend of mine introduced me to Jamie's recipe for butternut squash and duck breast. If you haven't tried it yet, do so as soon as you can. It is delicious.

♥Rosie♥ said...

They look really lovely Linda sorry for not calling by sooner!

Rosie x