How did it happen that Easter is already here?  It has certainly crept up on me this year so to get into the spirit of things, over the weekend I made some date and ginger hot cross buns.  I used this recipe, but substituted the sultanas for dates (pitted and roughly chopped) and crystallised ginger (finely chopped).  They are deliciously spiced with ginger and strewn with silky date.  I probably undercooked them a little, but I sort of like that they have that doughy quality that is perfect for toasting, spreading on some butter and enjoying with a cup of earl grey tea.

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10 Comments on Cross My Bun

  1. Sam
    March 25, 2013 10:14 am at 10:14 am (5 years ago)

    These look beautiful! I’m so mad that I never thought to put dates in hot cross buns they are my favourite x

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    • brownpaperbelle
      March 27, 2013 10:33 am at 10:33 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks Sam! Give it a try – they are delicious. I think even a few more would have worked a treat! x

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  2. laurasmess
    March 25, 2013 3:22 pm at 3:22 pm (5 years ago)

    Gorgeous post Jess! I was just thinking about making some hot cross buns myself… love the addition of the candied ginger (my husband’s addicted to that stuff… I think he’d adore your version!). So glad you stopped by my blog… it gave me the beautiful opportunity to discover your corner of the blogsphere! Love that you’re a similarly creative soul… you’ve done an amazing job with the varied content and I’m happy to be your newest follower! xx

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    • brownpaperbelle
      March 27, 2013 10:36 am at 10:36 am (5 years ago)

      And I’m happy to be your newest follower! I love your writing – you have a very authentic voice and a lovely blog. And definitely give these hot cross buns a go – your husband will LOVE them! xx

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  3. lesley
    March 25, 2013 5:50 pm at 5:50 pm (5 years ago)

    Jess ….mmm…..yum……wish I could taste one.

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    • brownpaperbelle
      March 27, 2013 10:39 am at 10:39 am (5 years ago)

      I knew you would love them Les! I know how you love your crystalised ginger! PS. Keep your eye out in the next few weeks I’m going to feature your bread in a post.

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  4. mydearbakes
    March 25, 2013 8:13 pm at 8:13 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh my, your bakes looks very amazing! Yummy!

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  5. Janet Rörschåch
    March 25, 2013 8:28 pm at 8:28 pm (5 years ago)

    Lovely. Will make for the people I cook for. They will enjoy!

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