Lemon Hot Cross Buns with Dried Blueberries
A twist on a spring classic recipe! My Lemon Hot Cross Buns with Dried Blueberries have the perfect, complementary flavor combination of lemon, cinnamon and ginger. It’s similar to the traditional recipe and just as good.
With the immense popularity of my Traditional Hot Cross Buns recipe, this year I decided to make a delicious twist on the original.
Why dried blueberries? They’re larger than currants, have more chew to them and taste especially flavorful when dried. Can you use fresh blueberries? Yes, but they will burst and may turn the buns blue and since they are larger than the dried, just use half the amount.
I’ve found them at Target, Walmart, Costco, Sprouts and Waitrose (if you’re in the U.K).
Hot cross buns are prepared with spices like cinnamon and allspice. This lemon version has just a little cinnamon, however, the allspice is replaced by a bright, delicious lemon flavor. There is also lemon zest in the mix to make the crosses.
How do you serve hot cross buns?
Lightly toasted, spread with creamy butter. That’s all you need!
Sometimes called ‘Easter buns’, they are enjoyed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday all around the world. These Lemon Hot Cross Buns with Dried Blueberries are my new favorite breakfast for the Easter holiday and beyond!
How do you reheat Hot Cross Buns?
I like them warm right out of the toaster.
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