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Cakes and Baking for Easter - Hot Cross Buns
Hot Cross Buns: Easy Hot Cross Bun Recipe

Easy Hot Cross Bun Recipe

Photo © Elaine Lemm
If you are looking to prepare traditional British Easter recipes then look no further. My favourite Easter recipe is for easy Hot Cross Buns.

Hot Cross Buns are marked with a cross and were eaten by the Saxons to honor their goddess Eostre - it is thought the bun represented the moon and the cross the moon's quarters. To Christians, the cross symbolizes the crucifixion and traditionally eaten warm with butter on Good Friday.

Hot Cross Buns take a while to make as they are a bread-like dough using yeast as the raising agent so you need to allow time for the rising. My tip - make a large batch and after baking keep some back to eat warm with lots of butter and freeze the rest.

Hot Cross Bun Recipe

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