Ash Wednesday marks the first day of the holy period of Lent - the 40 days in the lead up to Easter. For Catholics and Christians observing traditional fasting, there are several food rules that need to be followed.
These beautifully glossy buns are studded with sweet white chocolate bits and tart cranberries to create a lovely morning or afternoon treat. They use the same basic mix for hot cross buns, making a great alternative for Easter treats.
These indulgent chocolate scrolls are studded with crunchy pecans and sweet raisins, using the same basic mixture for our hot cross buns recipe. The addition of melted chocolate puts a fun twist on this Easter classic.