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Hot Cross Buns Sydney Catering

Easter is nearly upon us, for 2017, Easter Sunday is on Sunday 16th April. When it comes to Easter, you can't beat indulging in a lovely, sticky hot cross bun. For the perfect Easter Hot Cross Bun it requires the right combination of fruit and spices.

Hot Cross Bun recipe tips

Swap the raisins and dried cranberries for chopped dried apricots or sour cherries. If you want to keep the buns lovely and moist for longer, soak the dried fruit in fruit juice for a couple of hours beforehand. Don't skimp on kneading or rising time, as this is what makes buns light and airy, and only good quality baker flour. Any old hot cross buns can be turned into a bread and butter pudding by soaking in butter

History of the Hot Cross Bun

Good Friday is traditional to eat hot cross buns, or rather it was, as I reckon the supermarkets and bakeries bring them out just after Christmas; and why not? They are delicious after all. The reason that Good Friday is the day these buns are traditionally baked goes back to Tudor times, when the sale of spiced buns was illegal, except on Good Friday, at Christmas and at funerals. The cross, people assume, is to denote the cross upon which Jesus was crucified. This is in fact nonsense; spiced buns with crosses were being produced throughout much of pagan Europe. Spiced buns have always been symbolic in worship and ones adorned with crosses were made for the goddess Eostre (where Easter get its name)

We don’t actually eat them hot that often. They were simply called cross buns, until a nursery rhyme was written sometime in the eighteenth century, brought the "hot" to life.

Other Easter treats

  • Chocolate Millefoglie with Blackberries,
  • Chocolate Cheesecake Pots with Dipped Strawberries
  • Salted Caramel and Chocolate Brownie
  • Easter Egg Mousse Cups with Raspberries.

How to paint eggs

With a needle, or drawing pin, gently pierce the top and bottom of your egg. Pierce the bottom end a few times to make it easier. If you’re using a needle, poke it around inside and you’ll pierce the yolk, which will make the blowing part a bit easier. Get yourself a wide bowl, and with the egg in both hands, make a tight seal with your mouth around the top of the egg and blow. It can be pretty difficult, but keep at it – it’s worth it in the end. Run under cold water once empty, dry carefully, and then decorate with paints, crayons, or marker pens. Cut up the cups from egg boxes to make perfect little stands for while you’re decorating.

And dont waste the bowlful of raw beaten eggs, use them up, to make scrambled eggs, quiches, eggy bread and, of course, beautiful omelettes.