Growing up I was never really a fan of the hot cross bun. I found the smell absolutely intoxicating, but was ultimately disappointed by the peel. Now that I am adding starter to almost everything, I thought maybe I could make some sans peel. I searched for sourdough hot cross buns and eventually found the perfect recipe on cityhippyfarmgirl . As she has acted as a sort of sourdough mentor, I should have just gone there first.
The boys requested chocolate instead of fruit and who am I to argue? They seemed quite pleased with the results.