Traditionally eaten on Good Friday, with the bun’s cross symbolising the crucifixion, these days hot cross buns are so popular they seem to appear on supermarket and bakery shelves not long after Christmas. But once you’ve used this simple step by step recipe
to make your own with your stand mixer
, you won’t want to go back to shop bought again. The dough tool ensures the fruit and spices are evenly incorporated throughout the dough, while the beauty of making your own is you can make them as fruity or spiced as you like. Or why not change things up by adding different spices like cardamom, saffron or cinnamon, or even chocolate, caramel or cranberries to give these classic Easter treats a special twist.
Best enjoyed still warm from the oven or lightly toasted, and topped with plenty of butter.