Easter baking: learning to make hot cross buns

Cracking Good Food, a social enterprise operating in Manchester, runs various cookery and baking classes. Recently I was lucky enough to try their special Easter-themed class; we made hot cross buns, Chelsea buns, and focaccia bread (which I still struggle to pronounce).


The class was a lot of fun. Gathered around a big table in Chorlton High School, it felt like a food tech class. Making so much dough got everyone covered in flour, but the recipes themselves were pleasantly straightforward. Hopefully we can now recreate the results at home!


Focaccia for lunch, with a fresh carrot and beetroot salad, was made even more delicious by the gorgeous smells. I was very happily surprised with how much we actually made, and got to take away.


I’d recommend them to anyone wanting to learn to bake, or just looking for some superbly tasty treats. Thanks to @totmac for the photos!