The characteristic that distinguishes a Hot Cross Bun from a rather ordinary, bland Current Bun, has disappeared! Have supplies of that missing ingredient that makes it a Hot Cross Bun, completely dried up? I’m not talking about the cross, or the glazing, that is just for appearances sake.
It’s all about Candied Peel! It isn’t a Hot Cross Bun without it! This is the defining ingredient and it has gone missing!