I decided to pull all the stops and make enough hot cross buns on Good Friday to take to a bunch of neighbors—including the new Chinese neighbors, whom I haven’t officially met yet but I see them doing tai chi on their front porch nearly every morning.
I doubled the recipe and it made 60 buns. It was kind of crazy with two kids underfoot but they were soooooo delicious (hint of nutmeg with dried cherries). And the best part was that I got a really great reaction from the neighbors, especially my two British friends. I wasn’t really thinking of it when I decided to do this baking project but it must have been a nice reminder of home.