Archive for April, 2011

One a penny, two a penny

Hot cross buns are ubiquitous in Australia. From early February till Easter Monday (Tuesday if you count those reduced for quick sale), these little beauties fill every empty tummy in the hungry hours of mid-morning and afternoon. While Germany has itsĀ Osterbrots in various incarnations, none of them come close to the crusty top and sticky glaze perfection of a Hot Cross Bun. And here’s my revelation: you don’t need a local Woolies, or even a breadmaker to enjoy them. I’ve been making them semi-regularly for the past few weeks using a recipe by you know who. Sure there’s a bit of kneading involved, but the rewards are great. The combination of yeasty, milky-soft bread, musky spices, bitter peel and sweet fruit is very near perfect.

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