A while back, 2009 to be exact my uncle gifted my mother with a eggless recipe book full of cakes, biscuits, breads, scones and muffins.
My mother never put it to use and she buried it deep deep in the garage.
While I was spring cleaning at the end of last year I came across the book and was intrigued to try my hand at some of the recipes.
The hot cross bun recipe caught my eye, because every week my dad asks me to buy a pack of hot cross buns so that he can have one with his tea or as a midnight snack.
I myself am not a HUGE hot cross bun fan at all, what with all the raisons and candid peel. Not my thing.
For the past couple of weeks I keep forgetting the hot cross buns for my dad and he has been pretty vocal about it every night while he is having his evening tea.
So I decided to give the buns a go, but then when I read that I needed candid peel and well I have never heard of it before, but when I went to the store believe it or not there was 2 tubs of these candid peels on the shelve. I bought both just in case.
When my mother first saw my scones, she was a bit scared because she has never heard of scones like these before. But after one bite she was hooked. She ate more than my dad.
All in all I liked the scones as well, seeing as I do not like raisons , but I ate them for the sake of the blog.
Another thing, this recipe had all ounces and pounds measurements, thank goodness my kitchen scale came with these measurement options.
To safe myself all the mixing and rolling and rising, I took a short cut and put everything in my bread machine and selected the dough option and when the 90 minutes was done, all I had to do was cut out rounds and bake.
- 1 x pound cake flour
- 1 x tsp mixed spice powder.
- 2 x ounces fruit cake mix.
- ½ x pint luke warm milk.
- 2 x ounces butter.
- Pinch of salt
- 1 x sachet anchor instant yeast
- 2 x ounces castor sugar
- 2 x ounces candid peel
- Add everything into your bread machine, using a wooden spoon, give it a good mix.
- Close the machine and press the dough option.
- After the machine clicks off, turn out onto a floured surface.
- Roll out slightly and cut out rounds.
- Place on a greased baking tray.
- Pop into a preheated oven and bake at 180 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes or until the tops are nice and golden.
- As soon as they come out of the oven, brush them with a water glaze ( 1tbsp water mixed with 1tbsp castor sugar).