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In England, hot cross buns -- soft and slightly sweet little cakes with a cross cut into the tops -- are traditionally served on Good Friday.




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  • mommyness1
    8 APR, 2017
    What a lovely recipe! It is a family favorite.
  • emptynester
    2 APR, 2010
    I have never eaten these or tried to make them before, but this year since I am not working I decided to try my hand at making these for Good Friday. I can't wait to see what they are like. I watched an old show of Martha's where her Mom, Big Martha, was making them and they looked yummy and easy to make.
  • guardianstudios
    14 APR, 2009
    SOOO tasty! Mine turned out soft and wonderful! All 24 are nearly gone with only 4 people eating them.
  • MS11498048
    5 MAR, 2009
    These are the best hot cross bun recipe that you will find. To make them Estonian or East Prussian style, omit the sugar glaze, dust with powdered sugar and serve warm.
    • buddybean340gm
      12 APR, 2017
      Well, oink!
  • xina
    20 APR, 2008
    What a waste of time and money. I made these to the letter, but they burned at 375F after only 12 minutes (only noticed when I rotated the pans). My oven is calibrated and I use an oven thermometer, so I know it's not that. I would suggest 350F and check frequently.
    23 MAR, 2008
    I thought these would be dense moist and gooy like the ones I get at the grocery store. I was disappointed. They were more the texture of bread.
  • MissPatty
    22 MAR, 2008
    I love your mom so much and watch the segments in which she is featured more than once. Watching her mix dough on a stool reminds me of watching my own dear mom do the same thing every Saturday morning. I hope you will continue to feature her.
  • bagerpige
    21 MAR, 2008
    It was so nice to see your mom again Martha. Thank you so much for bringing back fond memories of her. She reminds me so much of my mother. Mom was a wonderful cook also. Thank you
  • katiemommy
    21 MAR, 2008
    I just took these out of the oven 30 mins ago and they are delicious!!!! They were very easy to make - they are deifinately going to be a new Easter tradition in our family - the kids all loved them.
  • Freckld_Face
    21 MAR, 2008
    They just came out of the oven an hour ago, and they are yummy! I omitted the currants and used 1/2Cup candied orange peel, 1Cup chopped semi-sweet chocolate instead. Oh so good!!!

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