Hi Rise and Shine bakers! It’s been ages since my last blog post but I assure you I’m still here. As most of you know from my regular updates on socials, in early December last year I launched an online bake shop and have been very busy baking ever since. I’m going to write about the past four months and adapting my business to the new reality in a separate post. For now though, as Easter is round the corner and we’re still in lockdown, I thought a biscuit recipe of some sort was needed.
Easter in the UK means one thing – hot cross buns. A LOT of them! As much as I love hot cross buns and make them every year, I also know that for many of you baking with yeast isn’t necessarily your favourite activity in the kitchen. Since this blog has always been all about sharing the love for simple home baking and simple is indeed my second name, here comes a hot cross bun inspired biscuit recipe. Similar ingredients, minus yeast of course, no dough proofing, no fuss whatsoever! Instead, buttery crunchiness full of fragrant mixed spice, raisins, orange zest and obligatory crosses, in this case of orange flavoured icing. What’s not to like?
For the icing:
Meanwhile, make the icing – sift the icing sugar into a bowl to remove any lumps. Add the orange juice and with a spoon mix into a smooth paste. What you want is a consistency slightly thicker than runny honey.
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