this is my first venture into the world of gluten free yeast breads! phew... a little scary. and honestly, it took me 5 tries to get it right. yes, 5. fueled in me by one part committed recipe tester, one part curious food scientist, and one part "stubborn as a mule". i've grown to at least appreciate the power of gluten, in a whole new way, and how the lack of it in a baked good can change everything.
and what better baked goods to labor over than hot cross buns?! a tender, yeasty bread. fragrant cinnamon, raisins and a hint of orange. and of course, the sweet cross of icing to top it all off.
now, sing it with me...
hot cross buns, hot cross buns, one a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns.