|Egg cups from Bed Bath N' Table|
For many Easter is the perfect excuse to indulge in lots of chocolate, but for me it is time to feast on hot cross buns. I LOVE them. I don't mind that they have been in supermarkets since January, I am happy for them to appear on boxing day.
I am not a big fan of the non-tradition varieties though. I don't want my hot cross buns to be mocha flavoured, filled with chocolate, or devoid of fruit - what is the point of a fruitless hot cross bun?
For the allergy conscious I do approve of legitimate alternatives and this easter I have been on the hunt for spelt hot cross buns. So far I've been on to the Noosa Farmers' markets (after I had a tip off) and visited several bakeries but as yet I've had no luck. Undeterred I am heading back to the markets on Sunday to secure some buns!
In the meantime I might give this recipe ago and substitute spelt for standard flour.
If it fails I'll still have a lovely tea towel to wash the dishes.