Many people are dedicated to sourdough but are not quite sure how to "translate" their favourite recipes into sourdough recipes. One lovely reader, Charlotte, sent the following message and photo to us having found and baked the sourdough hot crossed bun recipe on the website.
I just wanted to let you know that after many failed attempts at bread, I have just produced truly beautiful sourdough hot cross buns. I am THRILLED! What a treat! Thank you so much for your excellent recipe and all round good work. I would kiss your face!
I will try again with the bread... my starter is more mature now and perhaps I have turned a corner with my technique. At least I will always have sweet treats to fall back on!
Have attached pics. My edit includes earl-grey soaked sultanas + peel, plus fresh orange and orange zest (because I was eating / juicing them anyway) with a golden syrup glaze.
To find the recipe for sourdough hot crossed buns please click here. And if you would like to find more great, easy sourdough recipes, just search the site by typing "sourdough" into the search bar. Baking at the Clink where we cannot use yeast has led to the development of loads of great sourdough recipes, including loads for Italian bread (the head chef is Italian), and others such as sourdough Christmas Stollen, sourdough biscuits (scroll down, it's at the bottom) and more! So, have a click and a flick and you will find loads!
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