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Hot Cross Buns

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Nick M, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. Nick M

    Nick M Senior member

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    Do Americans eat hot cross buns?

    I'm just curious, given that we're into the easter season, and you guys might be missing out.

    Especially of the chocolate ones. Which I'm eating right now. Mmmm.
     
  2. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    Some bakeries in the major cities on the two coasts (don't know about in between) make them around this time of year. I sense that they aren't widely eaten though. A shame - they can be damn good and should be more than a seasonal treat.
     
  3. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I love hot cross buns. Bought a half-dozen just the other day. I've never heard of them in chocolate, though.
     
  4. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    I make them from scratch from a 1930's recipe. Nothing beats the smell of yeast in a kitchen. Good stuff there.

    Regards,
    Huntsman
     
  5. Nick M

    Nick M Senior member

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    We need some kind of cross-cultural Q&A thread.

    I'll post one in General Chat when I think of an interesting question for somebody "foreign" [​IMG] .
     
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    skalogre Senior member

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    Half a penny, two a penny!

    Love them.
     
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    ATM Senior member

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    Best song ever. Or is it the easiest?
     
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    We've certainly got them in DC. I can also speak for New York and Boston. And I am assuming we are not talking about excessively warm, angry rabbits, chocolate or otherwise.
     
  9. Andrew V.

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    I think we made them once in my home economics class in middle school in Indiana.
     
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    So tasty! You have inspired me to do some baking this weekend. I make quick breads nearly every week (muffins and such) but it has been quite some time since I have had anything rising in my kitchen.
     
  11. Tokyo Slim

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    WTF is a hot cross bun?
     
  12. Aus_MD

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    WTF is a hot cross bun?
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Earthmover

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    Doesn't Entenmann's make Hot Cross Buns? Well, not hot, but you get the picture.
     
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    Crazy... I remember the nursury rhyme I think... but I never really thought about it. I have never had a hot cross bun. Are they sweet, or like a roll, or what?
     
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    Crazy... I remember the nursury rhyme I think... but I never really thought about it. I have never had a hot cross bun. Are they sweet, or like a roll, or what?


    Sweet, with a sticky, sweet glaze.

    Aus_MD
     
  16. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I make them from scratch from a 1930's recipe. Nothing beats the smell of yeast in a kitchen. Good stuff there.

    Regards,
    Huntsman


    I'd love to see the recipe!
     
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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Sweet, with a sticky, sweet glaze.

    Aus_MD


    Some are sweeter than others... I've had some that were more roll like, and others that were more similar to a sticky bun.
     
  18. faustian bargain

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    i always wondered, what if you have neither daughters nor sons?
     
  19. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i always wondered, what if you have neither daughters nor sons?

    Give 'em to a nun.
     
  20. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior member

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    the nuns can keep their damn hands off my sticky buns.
     

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