Hot Cross Buns – Sorted Food

I’ve been debating or not whether I should write this entry and I decided to trust my gut. I’m just going to be honest and yes, not all recipes turn out exactly quite right. I just want to point out to all the cooks and bakers…it’s okay to experience defeat in the kitchen. It’s an experience. Your kitchen’s atmosphere, appliances, cook/ bake ware isn’t the same as the one used in the recipe. Have another go at it (when you’re mentally prepared), don’t give up. When a recipe doesn’t turn out the way I expected it to be, I tend to steer away from cooking/ baking similar foods, until I’m ready to give it another shot (most likely not though).


I attempted to make Hot Cross Buns (recipe from Sorted Food) and I failed. I find baking breads the hardest. I don’t know what I did wrong, I didn’t skip any steps and I even left the dough out to rise longer than the recipe called for.

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I had a slight feeling that this bread recipe wasn’t going to turn out right. The dough took longer to rise (I even put it in the oven with a pot of hot water, to speed up the ‘waiting for the dough to rise’ part). ย The bread was in the oven, baking for longer than the recipe called for. Even though it was my first time baking these buns (they turned out hard as a rock), I enjoyed the every step; from buying ingredients to taking photos.

Click here to view the video recipe or here to be directed to the recipe on Sorted Food’s website.

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4 thoughts on “Hot Cross Buns – Sorted Food

  1. Sorry to hear that! I’ve had my fair share of failures, too. I like that you posted about yours. People need to talk about food failures more often!

    • Hi Shauna. I love Sorted Food and their techniques but it was such a disappointment when the buns turned out bad. It was literally like a stone. I’m glad to hear that I’m not only one! Thanks for taking time to check out my blog.

  2. I recently spent ages making an 8-strand plaited loaf. I was really happy when it went in the oven, but when it came out the stands had lost all definition! It puts me off for a while but then makes me more determined to get it right!

    • I totally understand how you felt! It would look PERFECT going into the oven and when it comes out of the oven…a tornado must have swept through. Keep at it. : )

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