Hot cross buns are sweet bread buns, made with spices and raisins. It carries this recognizable cross on the top of the bun. These buns would mark the end of Lent. Traditionally, it’s supposed to be eaten on Good Friday, as the cross “+” bears resemblance to Jesus crucified on the cross.
These hot cross buns has a subtle orange scent, which goes quite well with the cinnamon as well as raisins. The cross piping is slightly different. The usual recipes use flour and water, or simply icing sugar glaze after baking. This piping here tastes a little like bo luo buns topping. It’s crusty and slightly sweet, which adds a nice touch to the bread!