Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Hot Cross Buns and some blog love

One of my absolute favourite blogs is Tea for Six.

Whenever I feel in need of some inspiration for ideas to cook I head straight over there and guaranteed I'll find something amazing.

Natalie is an accomplished cook, takes pretty amazing photos and has four beautiful children. On top of this she's building a house...and she still manages a smile!

We often try out her recipes in this house and her lemon lentils have become a real favourite dish for all occasions, even gracing the Christmas table last year.

When I saw that she had made Hot Cross Buns I just had to try them. I've been more and more disappointed with the shop bought ones and even though at this time of year there's nothing better with a cuppa I don't really buy them as often any more.

Tea for Six Hot Cross Buns with my morning coffee

They are not something that you can whip up whilst the kettle is boiling,
but I am so glad that I made them - they are the BEST!
(Can you say that about something that you've baked yourself?)

Just the right amount of mixed spice and cinnamon to flavour without being overpowering,
not too sweet,
light and fluffy inside,
...just delicious.

I'm not going to give the recipe here - you'll have to link over to Natalie's blog to get it

You'll be there a while so I'll just leave you with another shot (please don't compare mine to Natalie's!).
I'll be making some with Chocolate chips next...wonder how long they'll last?

Right, it's morning tea time here and it's school holidays so Sibs and I can hear the call of a hot cross bun!

7 Comments and thoughts:

  1. Thanks for the link, I must check out the bun recipe. I agree, the buns in the shops are getting so stodgy! A waste of money. Yours look beautiful!

  2. There sure is nothing like hot cross buns that have come from your oven :)
    Thanks for the link Beth and a happy easter to you all

  3. Oh I agree about the supermarket buns, ekk so stodgy.
    I really should give this recipe a whirl cause yours look so scrumptious Beth.

  4. Something an aga is made to bake!! They look fab Beth will certainly b testing those, nothing beats the smell of bread products! Going to check out the link right now!! xx Wend

  5. Yummy! Homemade always taste better... Especially straight from the oven with lashings of butter! xx

  6. Ooh Beth! They look scrumptious. Thanks for the tip - heading over there now ☺. J x

  7. I miss Hot Cross Buns so I think I might ask the baker in this house, my husband to make some using this recipe. :)