The hot cross buns were extremely successful and very yummy (see previous post for recipe).
Just wanted to let you know that I made two batches, one with the breadmaker and one by hand using the dough hook on my hand beater. The pictured ones are made in the breadmaker - very successful.
The hand made ones were very tasty but the dough was very soft and they rose very high so spilled over the edges of the pan and the crosses disappeared down the sides. If you are making them by hand either put them in a tin with higher sides or build up the sides with some aluminum foil or parchment (baking) paper.
Tomorrow I will be making the non-gluten-free kind for the boys, even though they were chomping away quite happily on the gluten free ones.
If you decide to make them, let me know how they go.
April 2, 2010