Hot Non-denominational Buns
My Britalian wife cannot abide Easter without Hot Cross Buns. She declared a batch we sourced locally from a national franchise bakery to be crimes against humanity. Rather than hauling them up before the World Court, we thought our energy better spent baking some "our"selves. So King Arthur's recipe was thrust before me, with orders to substitue 1 c AP with whole wheat. Yes m'lady. Also included were mixed peel from KA and rum-soaked currants (finally putting to use two mini-bar sized Appleton Rum samples we brought back from the Jamaican estate of the same name ~15 years ago -- probably a lesson there somewhere.). When the buns were cool enough to pipe on the icing, they looked too good and we were too anxious to sample them and therefore elected to leave them non-denominational.
Before I devour this one with my Easter Monday lunch today, I thought I'd record it for posterity. KA's recipe is highly recommended, even w/~25%WW. Even non-denominational.
Happy Holidays and no April foolin'.