Friday Favorites – Signs of Spring!


When hot cross buns appear on the shelves of bakeries and grocery stores, it’s a sure sign of spring! I prefer that they be light on the candied citron and heavy on the raisins. Too much of the candied fruit can ruin a good thing! 😉

daffodil It occurred to me that I’ve never actually baked hot cross buns myself. Out of curiosity I searched for a recipe and here’s one that sounds pretty good!

Seeing hot cross buns reminds me of the nursery rhyme of the same name. Originally a street vendor’s cry, it was eventually set to music. When my youngest daughter was learning to play the recorder, it was one of the early tunes she played. We’d often have quite a giggle during her practice sessions when, on the spur of the moment, we’d break into a very animated duet and belt out those lyrics, Ethel Merman-style! 😀


Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns!
One a penny two a penny,
Hot cross buns.
If you have no daughters,
Give them to your sons!
One a penny two a penny,
Hot cross buns.

See you Monday with new questions and next week’s giveaway! Don’t forget to change your clocks!



Friday Favorites – Signs of Spring! — 4 Comments

  1. Yep, I remember them. They disappear after Easter. But my town is void of bakeries except for the stuff they serve up at the local owned grocery chain and Walmart and Kroger etc. There may be some little mom and pop bakery tucked away that I don’t know about, but its not Polish. I miss a Polish bakery so much. If I drive into South Bend and go to the Farmer’s Market, the bakery that made my Wedding Cake still has a booth there. You can get fresh made by hand kieflies, iced sugar cookies, polish coffee cake, packzi, oh my mouth is watering. Maybe Saurday morning….

  2. Here’s a Recipe for Baked Pears

    4 pears cut in halves and cored
    4 tablespoons butter, lightly melted
    1/3 cup brown sugar
    1 teaspoon cinnamon

    1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
    2. Place pear halves in baking dish. Brush them generously with butter.
    3. Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle mixture on top of pear halves.
    4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes.


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