Friday, April 22, 2011

Tradition...of sorts

It's that day again, the big bake day. Making Hot Cross buns for the neighbours.
This year the gluten free ones became 'not cross buns'...
This year I used a new recipe, not deliberately, just kind of...vaguely. Oh, okay, I will spell it out, I couldn't find my recipe when it was required. It will be around. In a pile somewhere (or at the bottom of a pile somewhere!). 
I had it out a few weeks ago because a friend and I took it upon ourselves to go and spend a few hours (which turned into a fair part of the day) making hot cross buns with the Grade 3's (both our girls are in Grade 3). Our school has a great kitchen and every time I have offered to come and do some cooking in small groups with the children, my offer has been gratefully accepted. 
It's interesting- hearing how the different children talk and approach the task- some are obviously pretty comfortable in the kitchen, some not, some used to trying new things and tasting new foods, some not. I was pleased that this time around, by the end of the day everyone had had at least a taste of a bun (there was one strong resister!). I wonder if any of them made Hot Cross buns today.

These are some of them waiting to be divi-ed up and delivered.
And all the gf 'not cross buns' stayed at our place.
And their number was rapidly depleted!


  1. Mmmmm. Fresh, home made hot cross buns. Doesn't get much better than that. Oh, yes, warm from the oven ;)

  2. My house is FULL to bursting with gluten freeers right now.
    I would do anything for a delivery of your uncross buns so I could feel less cross at all the extra meals I have to cook.
    Not really cross but rather overwhelmed with all the ingredients reading and discussing.
    Bet yours were delicious.

  3. Wow -- they all look so delicious! I hope you and your family have a wonderful and Happy Easter!

  4. Oh how I wish I was your neighbour! They look great Tan.

  5. They look amazing and very yummy


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