Weather: 31 degrees, it couldn’t decide whether it wanted to snow or rain today
What I’m listening to: Parenthood
I confess that we may be a wee bit lacking at our house when it comes to food traditions on Easter. Don’t get me wrong, we eat… but I feel like we have something completely different every year. It’s always a very busy and exciting day for us at church with a big breakfast and Easter egg hunt, so the menu for the afternoon meal sort of takes a back seat to everything else. This year, I hope to begin changing this by starting some new Easter food traditions.
Hot Cross Buns seemed like the perfect place to start – an Easter Week tradition going back to the 1700’s, possibly earlier. Cinnamon and raisins are traditional, but I added a couple of special ingredients – cardamom and apricot.
They are sweet, yeasty little buns with pretty white crosses and packed full of little surprises in every bite. I can see why they’ve been around for so long. What Easter food traditions do you enjoy?