Well just when I thought I had no show and tell…. I remembered my buns, oh hush now you know I am teasing!!
I’ve just completed my 2nd round of Hot Cross Buns for the tasting.
We are having 11 children and 12 adults for an Easter Egg hunt and Hot Cross Buns over on Sunday morning before church (as you do!)
My original batch was the delightful Mrs Cake’s recipe – renders 16 buns
and these ones are from Jo Seagar (click for the recipe) – renders 32 buns
As a bun lover The Atlas (who is definitely Hot! but hardly ever Cross) will make the final decision.
And just to keep it real – here’s an Easter fail – homemade egg that cracks as you take it out of the mold? Not cool. However it still tastes okay – which leads me to another Easter fail – Lent without sugar? Not so successful.
May your Easter be blessed with Life, Hope and Joy xxx
One Solitary Life
He was born in an obscure village
The child of a peasant woman
He grew up in another obscure village
Where he worked in a carpenter shop
Until he was thirty
He never wrote a book
He never held an office
He never went to college
He never visited a big city
He never travelled more than two hundred miles
From the place where he was born
He did none of the things
Usually associated with greatness
He had no credentials but himself
He was only thirty three
His friends ran away
One of them denied him
He was turned over to his enemies
And went through the mockery of a trial
He was nailed to a cross between two thieves
While dying, his executioners gambled for his clothing
The only property he had on earth
When he was dead
He was laid in a borrowed grave
Through the pity of a friend
Nineteen centuries have come and gone
And today Jesus is the central figure of the human race
And the leader of mankind’s progress
All the armies that have ever marched
All the navies that have ever sailed
All the parliaments that have ever sat
All the kings that ever reigned put together
Have not affected the life of mankind on earth
As powerfully as that one solitary life
Dr James Allan © 1926.
Yesterday was just as delicious as I hoped it would be! We had a lovely time chatting and crafting at the Addington Coffee Co-Op who seem very relaxed about us crafty types descending on them once a month. Feel free to join us on 24th of April next month. All are welcome.
Then we had our Easter Dinner with 3 other couples. What a lovely night. I was pleased with my table setting too. I didn’t take a photo of my dessert plate but I felt it looked very restaurant in a good way.
The evening was really special. Lots of laughing as well as a sense of occasion and remembering. Just my kind of event. I had each place with a snippet of an old hymn.
This week I need to cross off 2 more challenges to be on track with the timetable. So I need to think about that!
Make, Give, Contribute, Challenge. 1 year, 100 creative challenges. 21/100 complete.
And a new look! I’m a lover of change so this is my wee play with my blog. Feedback welcome!
Last night I completed the apron and peg pinny so I have ticked off Challenge 69- to sew something new and give it away.
This is the first time I’ve made a half apron and I think I need to make some for me – for those days where an apron is all I need to complete my perfect baking image.
Today I also made ‘Hummus’ which is very tasty and I am quite impressed with myself! Another recipe down – the end is nearly in sight.
I also made some little invites for our Easter Meal. This year I want to celebrate things in a more intentional less consumerist fashion. Considering Easter is one of the most important events on the Christian calendar I feel this is appropriate for us. The aim is a relaxed but still focussed meal. With lovely friends and food, light and laughter. I’m looking forward to it. Always nice to send invitations I think. I printed these out but ‘creatived’ them up by stitching both the invites and the envelopes with red crosses on my sewing machine.
Now I just need to remember to change the sewing machine needle.