Hot cross buns are one of those quintessential British bakes that – like mince pies at Christmas – are full of nostalgic flavour. It’s no wonder that shops line their aisles with the little buns in the run-up to Easter (although you’d be hard pressed to find them for one a penny these days, despite the rhyme), and they come in all sorts of weird and wonderful flavours (we’ve even seen savoury cheese ones).
However, Easter weekend is the perfect time to get baking, and there’s no better time of year to whip up your own batch of these seasonal treats. They need to prove for an hour or two, but apart from that they’re pretty simple to make and are a great way to show off your foodie credentials. And if you find plain old buns a bit boring, we’ve got some more unusual takes on the classic. Enjoy, and happy Easter!