Lemon & Ginger Hot Cross Buns
A new twist on the traditional! Lemon and ginger flavors are delightful in this Easter favorite.
Hot cross buns are one of my favorite things to make at Easter. Traditionally, you make and eat them on Good Friday. Hot cross buns are rich in history, and there is a lot of folklore surrounding them. It is said that if you share one with a friend, it will ensure friendship throughout the year. Some say that you need to kiss the bun before eating it. There are those who even believe that hot cross buns can protect against shipwrecks.
Most hot cross buns are made with currants or raisins and candied citrus. This version features lots of lemon and the sweet spiciness of crystallized ginger. Crystallized ginger can be found in the baking aisle or in the Asian section of your supermarket.