Easter is fast approaching but I reckon there’s just enough time to crack on with some last minute baking before the Easter Bunny Arrives.
And of course with our famous hot cross buns for our Easter Break. We have to be adding some of our luscious Wild Orange Essential Oil to the mix .. Yes you heard me right Cooking our buns with a hot seller !!
Cue my Hot Cross Bun recipe and let’s get our buns baking
Yummmo !!!!

275ml Milk

1 tsp/ Half a Sachet of Fast Action Yeast

2 tbsp Sugar

2 tbsp oil

500g Plain Flour

1tsp Salt

1 tsp All Spice

1 tsp Cinnamon

1 tsp Nutmeg

1/2 tsp Cloves

1/2 tsp Ginger

100g Raisins

100g Mixed Peel or Luxury Dried Berry mix (cranberries/blueberries/golden berries/raisins)

Zest and juice of 2 Oranges

Last but not forgotten DŌTERRA Wild Orange Essential Oil – 3 drops


6 tbsp Plain Flour

3 tbsp Water

Mix to a paste


2 tbsp Caster Sugar

4 tbsp Fresh Orange Juice

1 drop of Wild Orange Essential Oil


Heat the milk in a saucepan until its warm but you can still dip a finger in it comfortably.  Off the heat mix in the yeast and sugar and set aside

In a separate bowl, mix together your flour, spices, salt, zest and dried fruit.

Pour in the oil, milk mixture and orange juice. Bring all the ingredients together by hand until you have a combined dough.
Very lightly flour a board and knead the dough for 5 minutes until it is smooth.

Leave it in an oiled bowl, cover with oiled cling film and place in a warm spot for about an hour, or until its doubled in size.

Knead for another 10 minutes and divide into 12 equal balls.
Preheat oven to 190 degrees celsius.

Place spaced out in a lined baking tray, cover with oiled cling film and leave to prove for another 1 hour until they have doubled in size again.

Once proved, remove the cling film, pipe over the flour mixture in crosses and put in the oven for 2o minutes until golden.

Whilst they are baking, put your glaze ingredients in a pan and boil for 5-6 minutes until it has a syrupy consistency.

Brush over the warm buns.

Break open and serve with a generous spread of butter and of course your Earl Grey cup of tea!


Have a Hippity Hoppity Easter Elissa xxxx

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