Not just for Easter, these are superlative sweet buns. For a slower rise, and denser, moister buns (instead of feather, light ones), reduce yeast a teaspoon. This is my own, favorite recipe for the best Hot Cross Buns around. I forgo the dried citron or orange peel and head instead for fresh spices, raisins, and plenty of dried cranberries and sweet-sour dry cherries. An easy fondant makes these awesome.