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Re: Hot Cross Buns

And here I am, armed with a 200 chf globus gift card!

Oh, its so ON. *grin*

Now, I just have to figure out bread flour.
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Here's the link for the 'easy' ones from Good Food :-)

Maud

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1...hot-cross-buns
Thanks for the link. I just made some Hot Cross Buns they turned out really yummy...
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Can they be found here? I'm watching tv- and there was a Tesco ad about hot cross buns.

Toasted. Positively -slaaaathered- with butter.

Nom Nom.

Please tell me they exist here. :whimper:
According to their web site,the London store sells Hot Cross buns in Zurich if you lucky enough to be near there!....
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Re: Hot Cross Buns

I have just made my first batch and they were very easy... I took the Coop's "Butterzopf / Tresse au Beurre" mix (which has all the yeast etc already in, to save you buying lots of random ingredients which you'll never use again!) and added 5 oz of raisins and 2 tsp of mixed spice. Then I just followed the packet instructions, but made them into buns not a plait. Just before baking them I mixed 2 tbsp of flor, 1 tsp of sugar and 2 tbsp of water to make a paste and iced the crosses on. Once they came out of the oven, I dissolved 2tbsp of sugar in 1 tbsp of hot water and brushed it on. Pretty easy and they are rapidly disappearing from the kitchen!
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Re: Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns,
Hot cross buns,
one ha' penny,
two ha' penny,
hot cross buns.

If you have no daughters,
give them to your sons,
one ha' penny,
two ha' penny,
Hot Cross Buns

Anyone else remember singing this as a kid
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Hot cross buns,
Hot cross buns,
one ha' penny,
two ha' penny,
hot cross buns.

If you have no daughters,
give them to your sons,
one ha' penny,
two ha' penny,
Hot Cross Buns

Anyone else remember singing this as a kid

I do. Although that was in Malaysia (hey, we weren't a colony of England for nothing).
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Old 03.04.2009, 09:35
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Re: Hot Cross Buns

Something similar from Migro are Maisbroetli, they are in yellow bags. No cross or spice but butter them, close your eyes and you're almost there. I think I might have a go at baking some though
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Old 03.04.2009, 09:59
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Re: Hot Cross Buns

So I made them! They were crossless, and quite tasty (I used the simple recipe, but substituted butterzopf flour as suggested) but I felt need a bit more of a spice punch.

My husband clearly disagreed- we had about 5 left, and when I woke up this morning they'd dissappeared. There were crumbs though!

I'm going to try it again. This time, I'll add a bit of orange zest, I think. And maybe a bit more nutmeg or powdered clove, or something.

But all in all, an amazing success. It was edible! (I set myself really low culinary expectations.) Thanks for helping guys!
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So I made them! They were crossless, and quite tasty (I used the simple recipe, but substituted butterzopf flour as suggested) but I felt need a bit more of a spice punch.

My husband clearly disagreed- we had about 5 left, and when I woke up this morning they'd dissappeared. There were crumbs though!

I'm going to try it again. This time, I'll add a bit of orange zest, I think. And maybe a bit more nutmeg or powdered clove, or something.

But all in all, an amazing success. It was edible! (I set myself really low culinary expectations.) Thanks for helping guys!
Well done!!

Good to know that they worked out with Butterzopf.

I often add nutmeg (freshly ground), ground cinnamon, ground ginger, and ground allspice. I also use 1 clove and a few cardamon pods to infuse their flavour.

This weekend, I'm hoping to try a chocolate version of hot cross buns
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Re: Hot Cross Buns

I tried out this recipe:

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Hot-Cross-Buns/Detail.aspx

It turned out pretty good even though I've no idea how hot cross buns are supposed to taste. I added a tiny bit of pulverised cardamom, nutmeg and clove (apart from the cinnamon). The dough rose like crazy after 6 minutes of kneading. Fun to see. However, the buns turned out squarish as they clung together after proofing for the second time. The texture is fluffy and soft.
Nineteen to 21 minutes of baking is enough.
The orangey frosting for the cross in this recipe is good, made even better if you sub some of the orange juice with lemon or lime juice.

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Old 05.04.2009, 22:31
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Re: Hot Cross Buns

I love hot cross buns as well, my swiss partner hadnt tried them before, so i made some today. Ive posted the easy receipt on my blog and put some photos of the results lol.

Not quite up to tesco in looks, but hot from the oven and covered in butter they will do

http://missyinswissy.blogspot.com/
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Re: Hot Cross Buns

just found this at the times:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/lif...cle3574489.ece
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Re: Hot Cross Buns

I actually got some through the post yesterday, maybe more like pancakes but taste terrific!!!
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Happy holidays, everyone! I'm not religious but made these squarish hot cross buns for fun last week:



Notice one on the right has gone 'alien radar' with the icing.

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Re: Hot Cross Buns

Thanks for the recipe - we adapted it and made the best gluten-free sugar buns I have eaten - my son is planning to live on them for the next few days - he heated one up for breakfast and spread it with lots of butter and strawberry jam!

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I have just made my first batch and they were very easy... I took the Coop's "Butterzopf / Tresse au Beurre" mix (which has all the yeast etc already in, to save you buying lots of random ingredients which you'll never use again!) and added 5 oz of raisins and 2 tsp of mixed spice. Then I just followed the packet instructions, but made them into buns not a plait. Just before baking them I mixed 2 tbsp of flor, 1 tsp of sugar and 2 tbsp of water to make a paste and iced the crosses on. Once they came out of the oven, I dissolved 2tbsp of sugar in 1 tbsp of hot water and brushed it on. Pretty easy and they are rapidly disappearing from the kitchen!
Forgive me for my ignorance but how much is 5oz in cups, i presume its one - two cups?
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Old 11.04.2009, 12:23
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Re: Hot Cross Buns

http://www.onlineconversion.com/weig...me_cooking.htm

- A conversion tool is your friend- I find it invaluable. According to this, 5oz is about 1.4 cups.

HTH.
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Re: Hot Cross Buns

Our baker, Matheus Ott in Sargans (a Swiss guy but who lived in Australia for many years) is baking a trial batch for us next week. If they're good (and they should be, he supplies the Orient Express with all baked goodies when it stops in Sargans) we'll have them at our Zurich market in 2 or 3 weeks time. Depending on the shelf life and if there is enough demand I may also make them available for mail order through our web site.

He supplies other shops and restaurants too so if you know of any other retailers around Switzerland who would like to stock them let me know and I'll make the intro (I've already let Rosey in Thun know about them)
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Hot Cross Buns

Does anyone know where I might buy Hot Cross Buns ??? I'm living just over the border in Germany and can't seem to find any...woe is me!
Or alternatively the equivalent to Strong White Flour....what number flour is the equivalent to that, does anyone know?.....I thing that would be the best flour to use if I decide to make them, but if anyone knows different then tell me!!...oh and mixed peel? ....I think it's known as candied peel as well.

Hopefully some nice helpful person might be able to point me in the right direction!
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Re: Hot Cross Buns

Someone's asked a similar question earlier today and was recommended to use Zopfmehl, which I don't know if you can get in Germany, but was what I was planning to use to bake my own until my nice friend arrived this evening from Manchester with hot cross buns in her luggage :-) (and crumpets - hurrah!)

PS can't help with the mixed peel, but I don't like it anyway so wouldn't have used it - maybe orange and lemon zest would work to give that citrus hint?

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