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hot cross cinnamon sticky buns

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If a hot cross bun and a sticky cinnamon bun had a baby, this would be the result. It’s all kinds of fresh bread heaven, cross buttery caramel goodness, with raisins and citrus flavours thrown in for good Easter measure.

So I have been planning this recipe for absolute ages and since it’s the only Easter recipe I’m doing this year I wanted to make sure it was 100% perfect. I researched extensively and settled on 2 recipes as my base inspiration. I went forth and made the dough, allowed it to prove for hours then kept it in the fridge overnight as many recipes recommend. Took it out the next day. Let it prove further, before baking it off. I also tested 3 caramel topping recipes. I didn’t want the honey flavour, and I wanted the consistency to be perfect. I still was not completely happy with the overall result. The cinnamon buns tasted great but they were not the feathery-light brioche dough that I was looking for.

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hot cross bun pudding with chocolate and orange

hot cross bun pudding with chocolate and orange

I wanted to make this last Easter but things were too busy with my book production back then. Although you can get hot cross buns all year round, it just feels like this recipe is most appropriate around the holiday.

The orange and the chocolate totally make the dish in my humble opinion. The chocolate melts into the custard making it more decadent and luxurious. Continue Reading →

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