Nina Nixon


I'm Nina, a photographer, film maker and forever wanderer.  Passionate about nature, the great outdoors and all of life's adventures.  This is the place where I keep all my 'field notes'

Sticky Buns

With Easter fast approaching I thought I would get a little pre baking done this week - experimental some would say.

Now I'm not a huge fan of hot cross buns, but the family love them - who am I to argue?

Anyhow, on one hand I didn't want to just pop to the shops and buy a pre made packet (I'm not that keen on mass produced plastic baked goods, even if it is from the instore bakery) but on the other hand I'm not that dedicated a mum to make a fresh batch for my herd....because I don't like them - selfish, I know.

So out came my trusty old (and faithful) cookbooks to find an alternative - and compromise.

The recipe I settled on is from Sarah Raven's Complete Christmas cookbook. A strange choice I know, seeing as I was looking for an Easter bun recipe.

But this is one I have tried and tested before (at Christmas funnily enough!) it's easy and we all love the sticky results.

Great news if you have this cookbook and want to give it a try - not so great if you don't......sorry.

So that's our Easter buns out of the way. I feel confident in the knowledge that this Good Friday we will be feasting on hot (not so cross) sticky buns.

Hope you're having a fabulous day?

ps. sorry if I've been a bit brief this week and haven't replied or popped in to say 'hi' - having the kids off is great fun, but it doesn't half kill any free time you may like to enjoy. Normal service should resume next week - for a couple of days that is!