No - they're not angry buns that have been left in the oven too long - oh no, there's nothing angry about these buns at all. Traditionally eaten at Easter; this humble buns history is rather shady and unknown. It is believed that buns marked with a cross were eaten by Saxons in honour of the goddess Eostre (similar to Easter OR WHAT!!) and the cross is thought to have symbolised the four quarters of the moon. Another possible explanation is that this massive white fluffy rabbit with pink ears and nose was hopping about the warren one day before his yearly task of delivering chocolate goodies to all the boys and girls who believed in him when he clumsily knocked over a sack of flour, some spices, some sugar and other important things. He didn't want to waste any of his precious ingredients so he threw them all in his bread machine and whizzed up a couple of million of this awesome bun-ny goodness - which he then shared out to all his friends because he really is a nice rabbit. I dunno - either story works for me.
This is the recipe I used and they have turned out PERFECT! Fluffy and light, moist in the middle - just awesome really. I will definitely be making these again and again and again - I won't even wait for Easter time!