Wholemeal hot cross buns from scratch.
Used different ingredients. used mixed spice and sultanas instead of currants and made the cross with 110g plain flour and about 3 tablespoons of water - 01 Apr 2010
dough was sticky so had to add more flour to knead but great results. - 01 Apr 2010
I read the previous reviews and added a lot more flour. In fact, I used half wholemeal and half white flour. I added a lot more spice, clove, mixed spice and cinnamon. Mine rose beautifully and the result was picture-perfect buns. I chose to follow a previous reviewer's suggestion of 110g flour and about 4 tbs milk for the cross. Note, these are 'virtuous' buns, with wholemeal and honey, not your supermarket version of a soft doughy white bun. I would definitely add more currants/sultanas next time, and possibly soak them a bit. But still a very good recipe. - 08 Dec 2014