Did you have a lovely extra long weekend? As this wonderful collection of public holidays draws to a close, I found a moment to sit down with a piece of chocolate slice and a cup of tea … it also seems like the perfect time to catch up with blog friends and reflect on the weekend that was.
For me, it seemed to be the weekend for baking, and lots of it. Apart from indulging in a few different chocolate slices, I decided to try my hand at baking ‘Hot Cross Buns’ for the first time. While my first batch turned out to be particularly crude and ugly, they tasted rather lovely. But boy oh boy, they took a lot of hard work and a huge investment of time. Have you ever made your own?
While I don’t think I’ll be rushing into making another batch of ‘Hot Cross Buns’ any time soon, I hope that next time I’ll be much better at it and perhaps end up with a ‘prettier’ result. I have newfound respect for the work that bakers do each and every day.
As I have a few left-over hot cross buns, I’m thinking of turning them into a version of bread and butter pudding for tonight’s dessert … (that’s if my baking motivation holds out).
How about yourself? Did you fill your weekend with loveliness and perhaps bake something sweet? Or maybe you ended up eating a little too much chocolate?