Friday, April 10, 2009
The Sign of Four
I made hot cross buns this morning, some to eat and some to give away. I used the recipe from the excellent book Baking Bread with Children by Warren Cohen, except, as usual, I had to adapt it to suit my storecupboard. This time I found I had no candied peel, so used the zest of an orange and a lemon instead. No-one seemed to notice and I have to say they were the nicest I have ever made. Usually when I attempt yeasty buns or rolls they turn out like small curling stones, but these ones were light and springy. I used a runny lemon glace icing for the crosses.
So whether you honour the four seasons, elements, arms of the cross, or otherwise - have a happy time this weekend.