Monday, April 5, 2010

What do you get when you pour hot water down a rabbit burrow?

Hot cross bunnies!

And what do you get when you add dried fruit to enriched, spiced bread dough, make rolls, and top them with flour paste crosses and orange glaze?

Hot cross buns!  (recipe from here- although beware, it's in British- grams, celsius, etc.)  They are so delicious, especially hot out of the oven.  I used chopped dried cranberries in place of raisins, and made my glaze out of strained orange marmalade (with a little extra water and white sugar).

Here are my conversions, if you're interested in baking these: 1 and 1/3 cup milk, 5 Tbl sugar, slightly less than 5 cups of flour, 4 Tbl butter, finishing amounts for paste: ~half a cup of flour, 1/4 cup water)


Brianna said...

What a great baking project - my stomach is rumbling right now. They look gorgeous. Care to share the recipe source?

Anonymous said...

I kind of like the bunny joke. And now I'm dying for a fresh bun! Kudos again.

Gary and Kiki Dotzler said...

Jessica, Thayer, Hi there. We are next winter's Gate's Cabin caretakers and were wondering if we could contact you with questions. Our email is Our names are Gary and Kiki Dotzler. We live in town (Crested Butte). I look forward to your reply! Gary