Hot Cross Buns
Breakfast? Dessert? Sweet Easter dinner roll? We wanted a balanced bun to fit every bill.
Why This Recipe Works
For a light and airy, slightly sweet Easter bun, we added plumped raisins to a simple, water-based yeasted dough and gave it plenty of time to rise. Butter and eggs added richness, and an egg wash gave the buns a gorgeous golden-brown sheen once baked. To decorate our baked buns, we opted for a simple confectioners' sugar and milk icing, which we piped in long continuous stripes across the rows to create a traditional cross atop each bun.