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A video of how to make Hot Cross Buns shared by the Buckingham Palace chefs to the royal family‘s Instagram page has been spammed with comments from bots linking to porn websites and cryptocurrency scams.

Her Majesty’s pastry chefs took to the Royal Family ‘s Instagram account to share their recipe for delicious Hot Cross Buns today to mark Good Friday.

While these videos are usually hit with pleasant responses from royal well-wishers, today the comments section was instead flooded with messages from fake accounts.

Some were of a sexual nature, while dozens of comments were identically copied and pasted telling people to follow various pages promising to help with financial freedom.

A video of how to make Hot Cross Buns shared by the Buckingham Palace chefs to the royal family's Instagram page has been spammed with comments from bots linking to porn websites and cryptocurrency scams.

A video of how to make Hot Cross Buns shared by the Buckingham Palace chefs to the royal family's Instagram page has been spammed with comments from bots linking to porn websites and cryptocurrency scams.

A video of how to make Hot Cross Buns shared by the Buckingham Palace chefs to the royal family’s Instagram page has been spammed with comments from bots linking to porn websites and cryptocurrency scams.

The royal family’s post read: ‘ Are you enjoying a Hot Cross Bun this Good Friday?

‘The Royal Pastry Chefs have shared their method of making this traditional #Easter Treat.

‘Click the link our bio for the full recipe.’

It may have been the use of #Easter which caused dozens of bots to descended on the comments.  The most common way bots find accounts to comment on is through hashtags – particularly ones that are heavily used.

#Easter will be popular this weekend, while bots will also be attracted to the royal family’s account due to it’s high number of followers – 10.6M. 

Her Majesty's pastry chefs took to the Royal Family 's Instagram account to share their recipe for delicious Hot Cross Buns today to mark Good Friday. While these videos are usually hit with pleasant responses from royal well-wishers, today the comments section was instead flooded with messages from fake accounts.

Her Majesty's pastry chefs took to the Royal Family 's Instagram account to share their recipe for delicious Hot Cross Buns today to mark Good Friday. While these videos are usually hit with pleasant responses from royal well-wishers, today the comments section was instead flooded with messages from fake accounts.

Her Majesty’s pastry chefs took to the Royal Family ‘s Instagram account to share their recipe for delicious Hot Cross Buns today to mark Good Friday. While these videos are usually hit with pleasant responses from royal well-wishers, today the comments section was instead flooded with messages from fake accounts.

The comments include ‘I’m bored and home, will you come visit’ while another added: ‘I’m stuck in the washing machine, here comes my dad…’ followed by a series of emojis.

Clicking through onto the profiles show pictures of women in underwear with links to pornographic pages.

 Others included nonsensical comments directing users to pages that claim to help with financial freedom.  

‘Choices made plays a better role in giving lives meaningful outcomes. I knew the moment I gave it a try positive results as expected @Christabel_investor Been doing well thanks dear @Christabel_investor,’ wrote one.

‘ I was referred to this platform by a friend online.I thought it was a scam company…but I was moved to try and here I earned. I just want to share this to people @_katie_finance’ added another.

Some were of a sexual nature, while dozens of comments were identically copied and pasted telling people to follow various pages promising to help with financial freedom

Some were of a sexual nature, while dozens of comments were identically copied and pasted telling people to follow various pages promising to help with financial freedom

Some were of a sexual nature, while dozens of comments were identically copied and pasted telling people to follow various pages promising to help with financial freedom

This is believed to be the first time The Firm’s comments have been attacked by spam. 

In 2019, the Royal Family revealed they will block social media trolls who send offensive messages in a crackdown on abusive comments against Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton.

The guidelines from Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Kensington Palace will see ‘obscene, offensive or threatening’ comments removed in order to create a ‘safe environment’ for genuine fans.

Royal aides warned that abusive comments – such as those targeting Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle – could be reported to the police.

 The Twitter guidelines were laid out on the royal family’s official website and then shared across their social media channels – prompting some immediate trolling.

Kensington Palace previously revealed that its moderating teams spends ‘hours’ eliminating ‘vile’ comments, which often target the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex.

Some of the worst, hate-filled personal abuse is said to be between rival fans of Kate and former Suits star Meghan.

Her Majesty’s hot cross buns! Buckingham Palace pastry chefs share eight-step recipe for making the traditional Easter treat at home

Buckingham Palace chefs have revealed how to make a traditional Good Friday treat fit for the Queen.   

Her Majesty’s pastry chefs took to the Royal Family‘s Instagram account to share their recipe for delicious Hot Cross Buns.

The recipe features golden sultanas, raisins, ground mixed spice, which are mixed with free-range eggs, flour, fresh yeast and caster sugar before being kneaded and popped in the oven.   

HOW TO MAKE THE ROYAL FAMILY’S HOT CROSS BUNS

Ingredients:

1.5 free-range eggs                                              130ml (½ cup) tepid water

25g (1/8 cup) fresh yeast                                   2 tablespoons candied mixed peel

375g (3 cups) strong flour                                2 tablespoons golden sultanas

2 tablespoons unrefined caster sugar         2 tablespoons raisins

60g (¼ cup) unsalted butter, chilled and diced 

A generous pinch of salt 

2 teaspoons ground mixed spice    

Her Majesty's pastry chefs took to the Royal Family's Instagram account to share their recipe for delicious Hot Cross Buns

Her Majesty's pastry chefs took to the Royal Family's Instagram account to share their recipe for delicious Hot Cross Buns

Her Majesty’s pastry chefs took to the Royal Family’s Instagram account to share their recipe for delicious Hot Cross Buns 

For the piping paste:

4 tablespoons plain white flour

1 tablespoon unrefined caster sugar

1 tablespoon cold water

For the sugar syrup:

100ml (½ cup) water

200g (1 cup) unrefined caster sugar

Equipment:

piping bag

Place the eggs and dispersed yeast into a small bowl and mix together before pouring into the well in the centre of the dry ingredients

Place the eggs and dispersed yeast into a small bowl and mix together before pouring into the well in the centre of the dry ingredients

Mix together to form a soft pliable dough and work in the butter then turn the dough out on to a lightly floured work surface and carefully incorporate the dried fruit into the dough

Mix together to form a soft pliable dough and work in the butter then turn the dough out on to a lightly floured work surface and carefully incorporate the dried fruit into the dough

Place the eggs and dispersed yeast into a small bowl and mix together before pouring into the well in the centre of the dry ingredients

Method:

Preheat the oven to 220ºC (425ºF, gas mark 7)

  • Disperse the yeast in the tepid water. Sieve the flour, salt, sugar and mixed spice into a large mixing bowl
  • Make a well in the centre of the mixture. Place the eggs and dispersed yeast into a small bowl and mix together before pouring into the well in the centre of the dry ingredients. Mix together to form a soft pliable dough and work in the butter
  • Turn the dough out on to a lightly floured work surface and carefully incorporate the dried fruit into the dough. Knead the dough for a further 5 minutes, or until it feels smooth and elastic.
  • Divide the dough into evenly sized buns – this recipe will make about 15. You can weigh them on a set of scales to ensure consistent sizes; you will need about 50 grams of dough per bun.
  • Roll each piece of dough into a ball and place on to a lined baking tray and cover with cling film and leave to prove for 30-45 minutes – they should double in size
  • While you are waiting, mix together the ingredients for the piping paste to form a paste with a consistency that will allow you to pipe a cross on to each bun
  • Once the buns have finished their prove, pipe the crosses, then place the buns on the middle shelf of the preheated oven and bake for 8–12 minutes, or until they turn a pale golden brown
  • Whilst they bake, boil together the sugar and water to make the sugar syrup. As soon as you remove the buns from the oven, brush them with the warm sugar syrup and set aside to cool on a wire rack
Once the buns have finished their prove, pipe the crosses, then place the buns on the middle shelf of the preheated oven and bake for 8–12 minutes

Once the buns have finished their prove, pipe the crosses, then place the buns on the middle shelf of the preheated oven and bake for 8–12 minutes

As soon as you remove the buns from the oven, brush them with the warm sugar syrup and set aside to cool on a wire rack

As soon as you remove the buns from the oven, brush them with the warm sugar syrup and set aside to cool on a wire rack

Once the buns have finished their prove, pipe the crosses, then place the buns on the middle shelf of the preheated oven and bake for 8–12 minutes

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The easy step by step video caption read: ‘Are you enjoying a Hot Cross Bun this Good Friday? The Royal Pastry Chefs have shared their method of making this traditional #Easter Treat.’ 

Hot Cross Buns are first supposed to have been made by a monk in St Albans Abbey in the fourteenth century, to distribute to the poor.

They are named after the flour paste cross on top representing Jesus’s crucifixion.

In 1592, Queen Elizabeth I decreed that the buns could no longer be sold on any day except for Good Friday, Christmas or for burials. 

Roll each piece of dough into a ball and place on to a lined baking tray and cover with cling film and leave to prove for 30-45 minutes - they should double in size

Roll each piece of dough into a ball and place on to a lined baking tray and cover with cling film and leave to prove for 30-45 minutes - they should double in size

Roll each piece of dough into a ball and place on to a lined baking tray and cover with cling film and leave to prove for 30-45 minutes – they should double in size

Once the buns have finished their prove, pipe the crosses, then place the buns on the middle shelf of the preheated oven and bake for 8–12 minutes, or until they turn a pale golden brown

Once the buns have finished their prove, pipe the crosses, then place the buns on the middle shelf of the preheated oven and bake for 8–12 minutes, or until they turn a pale golden brown

Once the buns have finished their prove, pipe the crosses, then place the buns on the middle shelf of the preheated oven and bake for 8–12 minutes, or until they turn a pale golden brown

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are greeted by the Bishop of Worcester as they represent the Queen, at the Royal Maundy Service at St George's Chapel, Windsor

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are greeted by the Bishop of Worcester as they represent the Queen, at the Royal Maundy Service at St George's Chapel, Windsor

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are greeted by the Bishop of Worcester as they represent the Queen, at the Royal Maundy Service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor

The myth is that they simply were too special to be eaten any other day.  

The Royal Family celebrate Easter at Windsor Castle where The Queen usually attends a church service on Easter Sunday at St George’s Chapel.

However Her Majesty is not expected to attend the Easter Sunday service this weekend, according to a royal source.  

Traditionally the Queen distributes Maundy Money each year on the Thursday before Easter Sunday.

She travels to a different cathedral across the country to hand out special coins to men and women in recognition for their contribution to their community and church. 

This year Prince Charles and Camilla represented her at the Royal Maundy service at Windsor.  

Source: DailyMail

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