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).

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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!

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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.

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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!