Hot crossed out buns!

So the crosses dissolved. Does that make my buns less cross? One thing that is less, is the sugar, as I like many others try and reduce the sugars in my diet . These buns are naturally sweetened with organic raisins and if like me you enjoy eating yours with butter and jam / marmalade … Continue reading

Hot Cross Bun Bread – Not just for Easter

Last Easter I made Hot Cross Buns for the first time as they are one of my favourite Easter treats that I miss now that I live in Italy, home to the equally delicious but, not quite the same, Easter Colomba (think Panettone but with candied fruit). Having painstakingly rolled out 20 or so buns last year it … Continue reading

Recipe: Hot Cross Buns to “kiss over” and “protect against shipwreck”…?!!

One of the things I miss most living in Italy are bread-based cakes like Hot cross Buns, Tea cakes, Muffins, Crumpets, Iced buns, Scones and the like. You just can’t find anything like them here. I don’t have a particularly sweet tooth so I love these alternatives to cakes as they can be eaten hot … Continue reading

Recipe: Out with the Easter Eggs and in with Easy Easter chocolate crunchies

So Easter is just around the corner and chocolate fever is mounting as the supermarkets hoist a million one branded eggs onto us in a bid to boost sales and beat their flagging targets. Call me a pessamist but not much Easter spirit in that! So I went back to the kitchen to find something … Continue reading