01/04/2010

Hot Cross Buns

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.
I will try and save one for The EB but I'm not making any promises!
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!
HOPPY EASTER!
GO VEGAN!

17 comments:

Mihl said...

Those look wonderful!

T said...

Oh yum, I've always wanted to make those!

jessy said...

your hot cross buns really do look perfect, Jeni! oooooh, yay! i'm with T, i've always wanted to make some myself and i think i might just have to. thanks for the link to the recipe! :D

Tiffany said...

I love the different theories on the origin of hot cross buns. I've never actually eaten one, but yours look so nice I feel like I should make some now! :)

Veg is Sexy said...

So cute! And they look delish!

Sal said...

GORGEOUS!!! I've never made my own, I may be too lazy for that today. I may have to go check if sainsbury's own are vegan.

Jeni Treehugger said...

Sal - I know Tesco wholemeal hot cross buns are vegan! Go! GO! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

(not sure about Sainsbury's)

Lovliebutterfly said...

Hahaha love the rabbit story! I love hot cross buns! But this yeat i didn't make any, I just bought some from M&S. Yummy!

Trinity (of haiku tofu) said...

Ooh I've never eaten a hot cross bun, though I've heard the song a million times. Thanks Jeni!

Jessica said...

These look great. Have you ever heard of the nursery rhyme about "hot crossed buns?" Makes me laugh thinking about it!

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Mandee said...

They are perfect! I bet they are delicious too!

Jeni Treehugger said...

Jessica - every time I read the title that song goes through my head. Such a cute song.

Monica said...

Oh man... I totally forgot to make hot cross buns this year. These look amazing. Nice work.

shellyfish said...

You're so freaking cute girly-girl! Loling at your funny entry, and realizing I didn't make hot-crossed buns!

Bethany said...

they look perfect! I see them in the store that I shop at once in a while and they are never vegan (though I check every time).

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Totally hilarious! I've never had them before but they sound and look fabulous!

Gauri Radha गौरी राधा said...

Very appetizing.