Hot Cross Buns

Here is what I had for breakfast Easter morning – a toasted  hot cross bun slathered with butter – a perfect breakfast with coffee. They are good fresh baked, but somehow toasting them make everything come together, the dried fruit, candied peel and the spices. Best of all, the butter melts into the bun and drips down your fingers.

I don’t bother with piping icing or making flour and water crosses, I just cut the tops with a scalpel, more effective than a knife. The recipe is here and it is a good one. This time I used currants but I’ve also chopped up raisins, added some dried cranberries see but I always add some homemade candied peel.