Sugar and spice and all things nice – Hot Cross Buns

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During Easter who doesn’t love the spicy aroma of freshly baked hot crossed buns.  I much prefer to make my own and yes I know it is a bit of work, but so worth the effort. The difference in taste to commercially bought is miles apart, also much more rewarding and I know exactly what goes into them!  I have been making this particular Paul Hollywood recipe for a few years now and find it works beautifully when I don’t take my eye off the ball!

This recipe is from one of his older books ‘How to Bake’.  I have tried many recipes from the book, although mostly bread with good results.  If your into making bread or pastry I would definitely recommend purchasing  this book.

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These hot cross buns are packed with flavour and the addition of Apple gives a nice moist texture.  I have swapped one of the…

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