Well it's Good Friday and time for some Hot Cross Buns and good memories! Mom made Hot Cross Buns all year round. They were a favorite to take on their weekly fishing trips. Back in the 70's I gave her a recipe for them I found in my Sunset Magazine's Bread recipe book...I still have it! Today I tweeked the recipe and added some K.A. Organic White Wheat, Brown Sugar, some very fresh veitnamese cinnamon, grated nutmeg and cloves along with my home grown citrus lemon and orange candied peels,organic currants and a little orange juice. The cross is made with a lemon glaze. They were basted with egg yolk just before baking...Mom would have been pleased! They are very tasty...Oh yes, and saved one for the tradition/superstition that hanging a hot cross bun on Good Friday assures it will never mold and protects the home from fires and your breads will always rise!....We need all the protection from fires we can get here in So. Calif. and of coarse who doesn't want their bread to rise! Ha, Ha...I have the perfect place for my bun.
I had 30 buns...29 to eat!
Very Tasty...but not as good as Mom's! She made hers a lot bigger!
This was my husbands 'Mike' mothers little house she brought back many years ago from Mexico! Being Irish and being somewhat superstitious...why not...I'll let you know if it molds! ; )
note: His little pan of buns!