Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hot Cross Fun!!!

I've been getting domestic urges of late; which if you know me you know this is quite strange. I've been doing things like cleaning out cupboards and re-organising the kitchen on my days off (weird right?) All this good-housekeeping business came to a head on Tuesday when I got the urge to do some baking.
When I was a kid it seems like I was always making biscuits or muffins or trying again and again to make a good caramel slice but always having the goo be not quite gooey enough (i gave up many years ago in trying to get it right; and believe I may go to my grave without ever conquering the mysterious beast known as caramel slice!)
Anyway....since I've had the shop I've found I haven't really had time to be baking as much, which is a shame because I always loved it. So I decided to set aside a few hours on my weekend to make something delicious.....Hot Cross Buns!
I'd never made these (or any bready product before) so I was a bit nervous as to how they would turn out, but low and behold....the yeast worked it's magic and I got to watch my mixture grow and grow. Then I got to kneed and shape and hold my breath as they baked

Ta Da!
They're pretty tasty but I think the recipe could have used a bit more sugar because I like my buns nice and sweet (that's why I put chocolate in as well as sultanas...yay)
So that's my adventures in baking for this week!
I hope I didn't make you too hungry with all the food talk


Ben said...


Vintage Verve said...

Wow! I'm very impressed, but not suprised that your creative talent extends to the kitchen!

xx VV