As many of you have asked for the recipe and a photo of my magnificent Hot cross buns here it is.
It’s from the book “Bread” but as you’ll notices I have no crosses on mine, as I couldn’t be bothered, so really they’re spicy buns or Dawkins buns as we’ve named them. Give them a go, and remember they’re not just for Easter. Pop the following ingredients in the bread machine pan: 7.5 floz of cold milk, 1lb of bread flour, 1.5 tsp mixed spice, .5tsp of ground cinnamon, .5tsp salt, 2oz sugar, 2oz butter, 1.5tsp yeast, 5oz mixed dried fruit. Put the bread machine on the dough cycle, and when it’s finished knock back and make into 12 balls. Leave to prove for about 1hr and then bake for 15-18 mins on gas 6. Yummy.