Based on the traditional Easter hot cross buns these ones can be made year round and use icing to make the cross, or you can make other shapes as desired.
Used different ingredients. Since I was short on time, I decided to try this bread machine version over my 'traditional' recipe....and these buns were delicious! They even tasted just like my regular recipe! I did make some changes as my standby recipe was a bit different and you may want to try this too: I added 1 tsp. vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp. allspice, 1 tsp. each dried lemon and orange peel and 10 tbsp. mixed candied fruit. So good with a cuppa - 14 Jul 2008
Took shortcuts. Used a flour and water mix for crosses; brushed golden syrup on for the glaze! - 13 Apr 2009
Altered ingredient amounts. I found this recipe was too wet. Second time I tried reducing the water to 180ml and increased the flour to 425g. - 01 Apr 2010