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Old 31.03.2009, 20:17
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Hot Cross Buns

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:
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Old 31.03.2009, 20:28
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Re: Hot Cross Buns

I don't think so, but I could be wrong... I only have them if I go home, and like so many traditions, if you are not home at the right time of year you start forgetting things...
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Old 31.03.2009, 20:48
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Re: Hot Cross Buns

? bake some?
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Re: Hot Cross Buns

Mr mtc had a similar looking thing called a 'kingsli' (I think) - he said it sufficed his cravings for a hot cross bun, but is unsure whether or not it could be toasted.

I have an easy recipe in April's 'Good Food' magazine which I could PM you if you like? It's designed for kids, and is easy enough that even I could make it - I think I'll try it at the weekend and let you know!

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Re: Hot Cross Buns

my swiss husband said he only new them as an australian (well non-swiss) thing at easter. I will arrive Easter weekend and I have already told my mum to make sure there is heaps of buns AND butter waiting for me!!

The last few years they bakeries have been offering variations on the traditional hot cross bun...
ones without fruit and peel
or chocolate ones - YUM!!

I also have a recipe if you would like....
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Re: Hot Cross Buns

i remember seeing something in the bakery in the train station geneva. it was not at easter time but they really looked very much like hot cross buns.

my french was not good enough at the time to understand what they were? definitely some 'special' occasion of some description.
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Mr mtc had a similar looking thing called a 'kingsli' (I think) - he said it sufficed his cravings for a hot cross bun, but is unsure whether or not it could be toasted.

I have an easy recipe in April's 'Good Food' magazine which I could PM you if you like? It's designed for kids, and is easy enough that even I could make it - I think I'll try it at the weekend and let you know!

maud
Hi,

Can you please post the recipe because I would love it.

Thanks

Claire
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Old 31.03.2009, 23:23
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Re: Hot Cross Buns

Just google http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/da...buns_397.shtml
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Old 31.03.2009, 23:28
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Re: Hot Cross Buns

My husband just bought some back from Hong Kong .... Baked in the UK, bought in HK and consumed in Switzerland. Yum Yum
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Re: Hot Cross Buns

Here's the link for the 'easy' ones from Good Food :-)

Maud

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1...hot-cross-buns
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My husband just bought some back from Hong Kong .... Baked in the UK, bought in HK and consumed in Switzerland. Yum Yum
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Re: Hot Cross Buns

I keep seeing the ad too, wondered whether the could be posted... spose they would be more like Hot Cross Pancakes!
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Old 01.04.2009, 09:05
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Re: Hot Cross Buns

*Sigh*

I'll make them, but I'm calling up my folks in Sydney and asking them to freeze a batch for me to consume during my visit in May!
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Old 01.04.2009, 09:20
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? bake some?
I have to go along with that. That's what I always do. It's easy enough to find recipes on the internet, and the ingredients are easy to find.
Get out your apron and try.
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Re: Hot Cross Buns

I brought back 2 slabs of 12 from Australia a couple of weeks ago. We thought we might freeze the second pack for Easter. Unfortunately they all seemed to disappear within 5 days

On the local front, I have spotted something HCB like in the larger Migros in Zurich, located in the bun & croissant "bins". Looks like a larger, lighter coloured HCB with red fruit in it. I might test drive one at lunch and give a review. Called a P??????brotli and are chf1.20 each.

edit: It's a Pausenbroetli, heavily cut cross on the top of the bun, sweet with some dried fruit in it, no spices in it really. Definitely not a HCB substitute. Here is a webpage of Swiss buns.

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Old 01.04.2009, 10:16
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Re: Hot Cross Buns

Can one get mixed spice here? What is it called?

I've decided I want it badly enough to make it. I'll report back with details (and photos) if it works- though I'm thinking of dispensing with the crosses altogether. I always peel them off anyway

Thank you to everyone who posted their favourite recipe!
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Re: Hot Cross Buns

I haven't seen hot cross buns in Zurich, but I probably haven't looked hard enough.

I made a batch of hot cross buns the other day and they worked out beautifully An important tip is to use strong bread flour. Not sure what the equivalent is in Switzerland, but I had some brought some back with me on a recent trip to London.

Have also not seen mixed spice in Switzerland, but I would substitute with a mixture of ground nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice.
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Re: Hot Cross Buns

I'm not sure if you can get allspice here? So I usually mix ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger in equal proportions. Sometimes I add some cardomon and coriander too!
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Old 01.04.2009, 18:01
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I'm not sure if you can get allspice here? So I usually mix ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger in equal proportions. Sometimes I add some cardomon and coriander too!
You can find allspice at Jelmoli and Globus in the spice section.
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Old 01.04.2009, 18:34
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Re: Hot Cross Buns

That's good to know, thanks! Though better still for Christmas baking season!
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