It’s also Rei Baby’s very first Easter. Although the Easter Bunny didn’t visit her this year (we had a discussion and decided she was too young for chocolate) I did bake some Hot Cross Buns so that we could all enjoy an Easter Treat.
Rei Baby woke up and ate her first breakfast (milk) followed by her second breakfast (porridge). She actually eats more porridge than me these days! But today she had a third breakfast, and we were pretty dumfounded when she knocked of an entire Hot Cross Bun.
Yep, that’s right, not a quarter, or even a half, but an entire Hot Cross Bun. I don’t know where that girl puts all of her food!
The Big J has got a couple of days off work (although he did work yesterday), so tonight we are heading away to a B&B with a couple of really good friends, to enjoy a lovely catch up and some chillaxing. I can’t wait!
Happy Easter – Hot Cross Buns Recipe
I’ve always wanted to make my own Hot Cross Buns, but figured it was too hard. For starters, those white crosses must be some kind of bakers witchery right?
It turns out hot Cross Buns are really easy to make. And as for those crosses? An equal mix of flour and water…
I used the Good Chef Bad Chef recipe, with some minor adjustments:
- The recipe didn’t specify a sugar quantity, so I used 1 tablespoon;
- I baked mine at 170ºc for 40 minutes; and
- I used a Maple Syrup glaze as Rei Baby is still too young for Honey.
Although I haven’t tried them yet, The Big J said they are delish, and we already know that Rei Baby ate an entire bun for third breakfast!
I hope everyone enjoys some delicious treats and time off. Happy Easter!