I've done it again. Every year, when the hot cross buns hit the stores on pretty much boxing day, I think to myself "NOPE".
Not until the week of Easter.
But alas....I've gone in and purchased a pack earlier than I had vowed. And they were good.
So good that I ate two and a half.
And could have gone another.
Why oh why do they do that to us??
a) Make them taste so good, and
b) Put them out in January, tempting us after we have overeaten over the Christmas/New Year break forcing our vows to eat cleaner and be fitter put on hold until at least April - when the last of the buns and chocoalte has been eaten.
Also, I feel that hot cross buns get the raw end of the deal when it comes to Easter. The chocolate steals the show, and the regious side of it seems to have been whittled down to the most committed to their faith.
And speaking of stealing the show - it sometimes is hard to tell that there are other brands of eggs out there other than our purple branded friends (rhymes with bradbury). Rows and rows line the supermarkets and department stores of one brand. I get it, it's popular - but wayyyy to sweet for me. Even if Easter egg chocolate is somehow nicer than normal chocolate even though I am fairly certain they would be made the exact same way.
Me being me, naturally I want something different to the purple giants to give to my family. I'll find something in a boutique store I am sure.
So let's bring this back to stationery (while thinking about hot cross buns - cause my chocolate rant stole the show for a minute there)...
By the way, traditional buns are best. Peel and all. Toasted with far too much butter.
Wishing all our clients, followers, friends and family a very happy Easter.