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The best Hot Cross Buns
This no knead hot cross buns recipe is the yummiest and easiest you’ll find. So irresistible, you’ll need to make a dozen at a time!

Ingredients: (for 12 buns)

3 cups flour
1.5 cups water
1/4 tsp yeast
1 and 1/4 tsp salt
Dried fruit
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp cinnamon

The ‘cross’ mixture:
1/2 cup of flour
4-5 tbls of water
Make sure this mixture has a good consistency. Pour into a zip lock bag. Cut a small corner off the zip lock bag to make an icing bag.

Method: 5 easy steps
Step 1: Mix ingredients together and cover mixing bowl. Leave in a draft-free place for 16-20 hours (no more).
Step 2: After 16-20 hours, preheat oven to 200 degrees and place stoneware or cast iron pot with lid in oven. No need to grease your pot.
Step 3: Flour your bread board then scrape bread mixture onto the board. Do not knead just fold each corner to the middle. Divide into 12 portions and roll into buns.
Step 4: Take your pot out of the oven and place your 12 buns in it – don’t worry if they touch. Cross the buns using your home made icing bag. Be quick as you don’t want your pot to cool too much.
Step 5: Bake at 200 degrees for 30 minutes then take the lid off and bake for another 20 minutes or until golden brown. While the hot cross buns cool, the spicy fruit aromas will fill your home, making you extra Hoppy!

And if you want to see how easy it really is, watch this 30 second video

A special thank you:
To all the Friends of The Farm who share their recipes with us, our tummies say thank you. Georgie gave us the no knead bread and bun recipe. Margaret and Kate jotted down these two cake recipes which we’d like to share with you and

One a penny two a penny

March 31, 2013

An Easter tradition home made at The Tassie Farm. Happy Easter and happy eating!
You can use our no-knead fruit bread recipe to make your hot cross buns. Just click on this link.
Hot cross bun myths:
– Origins date to the 12th century when an Anglican monk was said to have placed the sign of the cross on the buns to honour Good Friday.
– Pagan traditions say the cross represents the four quarters of the moon.
– Ensures friendship between two people sharing a bun.’Half for you and half for me, between us two good luck shall be’.
– Keep a bun hanging from the kitchen ceiling for one year to ward off evil spirits or to bring good luck
(depending on whether you were a half glass empty or half glass full type of person!).
– Healing properties were also attributed to the bun. Gratings from a preserved bun were mixed with water to provide a cure for the common cold.

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