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.


Becks said...

Your hot cross buns look far more palatable than ours ;-)
Seasons blessings to you all.

Jacqui said...

Thanks Becks - a big improvement here from last year's attempt. They were so heavy I think I still feel them yet:) xx

sunnymama said...

They look yummy!