I love making these traditional sweet bread buns with my kids around this time of year. Spring is already a great time of year but these make for something extra special to look forward to! These hot cross buns aren’t exactly traditional, I’ve added some unconventional ingredients to give them a tropical flare. I used coconut sugar and coconut milk to bring in some tropical flavours. I also added lime zest and candied pineapple for even more great flavour. I prefer to use fresh yeast when I make yeasted dough – I find it rises faster and I like the taste much better.
My recipe made for amazing hot cross buns – the best I’ve ever made! The dough is incredibly hydrated and soft, they rise up beautifully, they get perfectly golden tops and they taste delicious!
I hope you’ll try these with your family this Easter!
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