I’d been thinking about Hot Cross Buns for weeks. It happens every Easter, so it wasn’t a surprise really, however this year it was Chocolate Hot Cross Buns that were hopping through my mind like a hyperactive bunny.
But everyone and their mother has made Chocolate Hot Cross Buns and the bunny got bored with my lack of creativity, then hand on hip it tapped its foot and whistled and refused to make eye contact.
And so it was, as it hopped off on another lap of my brain, that the wheels started to turn. First chocolate led to ice cream (as it does), but the bunny kept hopping and ice cream led to a sundae. Then before I knew it a sundae led to a banana split.
- 1 c warm water, plus 2 Tbsp extra
- 1 packet dried yeast (2 ¼ tsp)
- 2 c organic unbleached white flour, plus extra as necessary
- 2 c organic stone ground whole wheat flour