Friday, 29 March 2013

Easter+ Liquid Fast

Easter is just  three days away, and traditionally hot cross buns were eaten on Good Fridays; each bun was marked with a cross to symbolise Crucifixion. I've decided to make an unbaked version and will be making a baked version this year- and what will follow is part one.

However, before I get started on that I just wanted to point out that I initially wanted to do a liquid fast over the Easter break- to cleanse, rejuvenate and uhm... 'resurrect' myself, if ya know what I mean. I guess that's why I wanted to post this earlier that I actually am. Buuuut, as I soon realised, doing a liquid only cleanse is not a very good idea if:

a) You don't have a juicer (Booo, I need to get one)
b) You aren't well prepared and
c) You have a lot of university work due in

So, after (nearly) one day of liquid fasting I've given in to solid food, namely cucumber, tomatoes and a raw cross bun. Damn it. Next time, I promise I'll do better. Maybe when I don't have 2030893 drawings to do. Oops, sorry for the tangent.

Back to raw cross buns. Well, okay, raw cross bites, since I made them cute bite sized treats. No matter what happens, please don't expect this to be soft and fluffy like the traditional bun. It is delicious on its own- just as spicy, fruity and tasty. Gotta love that cinnamon. 

Raw Cross Buns

1C oats
1/3C sultanas
4t honey
Zest of half an orange
Zest of half a lemon
2t lemon juice
1t cinnamon
1/4t cloves
1/4t nutmeg

Some cashew icing (Use this recipe, but possibly with more coconut oil and less water so that it solidifies)

Grind the oats into a fine powder in a food processor. Add in the citrus zest, spices, honey and lemon juice. Pulse in the sultanas, ensuring some pieces still remain intact just as they are in traditional baked hot cross buns. Shape into mini bite sized buns, and draw an 'X' on each one using the cashew cream. Cool in the fridge, and enjoy! 


  1. Okay. Ummm....who wouldn't give in to those raw cross buns!?

    Hi, I'm Koko! I just discovered your blog...I'm loving it! I'll be going to NZ in December, and I am just so stoked to check out the raw scene there. xx

  2. Hey! Thanks for stopping by. If you're visiting Auckland and want some raw deliciousness, I highly recommend Little Bird Organics and Wise Cicada. There are also monthly yoga+raw food meet ups ran by this group: