Happy Easter

Happy Easter update with Hot Cross Bun Recipe  | www.whatdandidnext.comHappy Easter Guys!

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!

Happy Easter update with Hot Cross Bun Recipe  | www.whatdandidnext.comOh, and if you’re wondering… The Easter Bunny did visit The Big J, but gave me a miss out of respect for my diet 🙂

I hope everyone enjoys some delicious treats and time off. Happy Easter!

Dan x

Comments (4)

  1. Jo Zanka

    well Miss Dan you are raising Rei baby and hubby the “Big J”in your usual loving and thoughtful style

    Easter sounds a treat and all hand made by you except for the Bunnies delivery of chokkie eggs to the Big J !!

    Enjoy your BBQ today ……I am off to my Italian neighbours friends apt overlooking the ocean and all her friends and family will be there with all their yummy scrummy Italian fare……amd looking forward to that
    I have been sooooooooooooooo busy and have been on the most hideous diet thru my GP but have lost 5 kilos so am stoked that out of pain came results….

    Am off overseas for 3 weeks in \june and cant wait gotta be 30 years since I have had a 3 week break from anything lol lol

    Happy Easter my friends and like Rei baby i too would have downed 100% one of your hot cross buns xx

    1. DanielleDanielle (Post author)

      5kg loss is excellent Jo! I’m trying hard and training but not such a huge loss for me yet (though I’m definitely gaining muscle and losing fat :)). Where are you going overseas? You must be counting down the days! And I think 3 weeks is the perfect holiday time. Our last 2 holidays have been 3 weeks and I find you get to relax so much more than on a two week holiday (where the 1st week is unwinding from work and the second is preparing yourself to return to work!). We’ll have to catch up soon! x

  2. Ashlea @ Glamour Coastal Living

    Hope you had a great Easter! Wow sounds like baby R is growing fast and is loving her food :):)

    1. DanielleDanielle (Post author)

      Hopefully you had a great Eater too Ashlea. You seem so busy over on Glamour Coastal Living! I just can’t keep up with everything now that I have such a busy Gold Coast life – but I love it!


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