Hot Cross Buns are a delicious Easter treat, that we make every year. Soft buns with, tender raisins and a sweet cross across the top. This is a perfect recipe to bring to family gatherings or share with friends.
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Hot Cross Buns History
Hot Cross Buns have been a tradition since about the 12th century when it is said that an Anglican monk put the sign of the cross on a bun to honor and remember Christ.
These hot cross buns are traditionally made on Lent and on Good Friday when we hold dear the work of Christ on the cross There is much folklore about them. It is said that the buns made on Good Friday will not spoil the entire year and sailors would travel with them to keep them safe on their voyages. Hot cross buns shared is said to ensure lifelong friendship and one hanging in the kitchen would keep away evil.
Well, we are not sure about the folklore but we are sure they are good. You can slice hot cross buns and eat them toasted with butter and will delight you while you read your bible and remember the one that overcame evil. These are nice rolls, slightly sweet and really tasty. We sure hope you like one. They went over well for our bible study.
Hot Cross Buns Recipe:
1/2 cup organic powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons Milk
Preheat your oven to 350F.
Bake them for 15 -18 minutes depending on your oven. They should be pretty and golden brown.
For the Crosses:
In a bowl mix the lemon juice, milk, and powdered sugar. When smooth place in a piping bag or spoon the glaze in a cross shape over the buns.
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