I thought I'd try my hand at Hot Cross Buns. It seems a fitting food for this time of year. When making them I couldn't help but want to sing the Mother Goose rhyme, "Hot cross buns; hot cross buns; one a penny, two a penny...."
Traditionally I realize that they're supposed to contain currants. But, out of my household of five, I'm the only one who likes raisins/currants in my food. So, for these little buns I left out the currants. I did, however, add a healthy dose of orange zest instead.
They turned out alright for my first go at them. Excuse the messy frosting crosses. I am not too skilled at frosting yet.
The recipe is here - making it even easier with a bread machine!