Thursday, 28 March 2013

Hot Cross Scones



After my first attempt at making scones a few weeks back (CheddarberryScones) I was eager to try more. My combo of cheddar and strawberries went well, so what else could I come up with?

As it is Easter soon, I wanted to try and encapsulate this holiday in a scone. My mind got to thinking and I thought of putting a Hot Cross Bun and a scone together. If you aren't familiar with Hot Cross Buns, they are usually a soft sweet bun with fruit and spices in them. They are topped off with a pastry or iced cross.

I found a recipe and these scones had added allspice, mixed peel and sultanas. And I made the thick sugary crosses on top with natural orange flavoured icing sugar, to give them a bit of added citrus zing and crunch. I received the orange icing sugar from the kind people at Sugar and Crumbs, who did a lot if different flavoured icing sugars and cocoa powders. amongst other things. 



I wrote this recipe for a guest post at my friend Stephanie's site - check it out there...Munch I Munch













Disclaimer: I was sent the icing sugar free to review and was not compelled to write a favourable review. The views expressed are my own.

9 comments:

  1. These look great! I love scone recipes that have spice and extra goodies in them.... and ICING. Have a Happy Easter. : )

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    1. Thanks Debs - have a lovely Chocolate filled weekend!!

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  2. I love scones and hotcross buns! These look delicious!

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  3. I love hotcross buns and scones! They look delicious!

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  4. Orange flavour icing sugar, wow! That sounds delicious and scones are a great take on Easter baking!

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    1. Thank you, the icing sugar really is great!

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  5. Don't know if you've heard, but Sugarandcrumbs is now out of business. Very sad :( Scones look brilliant, great variation on a classic!

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    1. I didn't know Kat - that is sad, they had great products :(

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