Here are the afore-mentioned hot cross buns! A little more browned than I’d like, but otherwise, yum! I used the recipe from my vintage Good Housekeeping Cookbook (it ain’t Betty Crocker, or The Joy of Cooking, but it works. Plus, it contains a hilariously dated photo-index of the recipes.), and they look the same as the photo in the book, so we’ll call it a success.
I like to make these on Good Friday for our minis (who am I kidding – I just love the smell of bread baking. They’re for me, too.). We read the crucifixion story and talk about Jesus’ passion. It’s our way of heading-off the glut of egg-hunts and candy that are inevitable over the next couple of days. 🙂 I want our minis to approach Good Friday with the reverence it deserves, so until they’re ready for Communion, this is our ritual.
And who doesn’t like a little orangey powdered-sugar frosting, anyway? “If you’ve got no daughters, give them to your sons. One ha-penny, two ha-penny, hot cross buns!”