Hot cross buns are enriched buns studded with dried fruit and marked with a cross to represent the crucifixion of Christ. They are usually made and consumed at the end of Lent. I don’t restrain myself to Easter alone to enjoy these gorgeous buns. My recipe is an all inclusive recipe in that I know that a lot of people in particular children are not fond of the sultanas that are traditional in the buns. However, I do not completely stray from tradition instead I split the dough and to one half I add the tradtitonal sultanas and to the other half I add chocolate chips. The recipe produces twelve buns, giving you six of each. I must warn, that you will want, no need lots of good butter to go with.