I don’t mean to show you sighted people up, but……….

These hot cross buns were so easy I made them with my eyes shut!

All you need is a breadmaker, an oven and the right Easter attitude!

Since I went blind I’ve always tried to focus on what I could do and not what I couldn’t. This usually results in things being done in the simplest way possible. For me, making hot cross buns is a bit like going blind. I simply adapted the way I used to make bread to a new way of doing bread, adding some spice and fruit and putting them in muffin pans!

My basic bread recipe is –

1.5 cups warm water

1 tablespoon butter

3 cups flour

1 tablespoon sugar

1 tablespoon dried milk powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon yeast

I put this all in the breadmaker and add 2 teaspoons cinnamon to get the spice in.

I then turned the breadmaker onto the dough setting (by pressing the setting button four times) and waited.

When the dough had finished doing it’s thing, I added 1 cup cake fruit mix into the dough, mixed it in with my hands and then clump by clump I pulled the dough out and placed it in 12 muffin tins. I like using the tins because it helps shape the buns and is nice and easy to handle once the buns are cooked.

I then place a little nob of butter on each one before baking them in the oven at 180 degrees Celcius for 25 minutes.

Nom nom nom! They were so good!

Happy Easter everyone!

I may not see

But I can smell

And taste and touch and listen

And when I do this every day,

I find my optimism!