Friday, April 06, 2007

A Real Housewife!


You SEE!!!

SOMETIMES I can be a real housewife.

Not always dependent on the lazy housewife's guide to survival.

AND I remembered the yeast!

18 comments:

Asha said...

Ooooh!!! YUMMY!!!! I want to make some too!!! Happy Easter Sally,enjoy the hot cross buns!:))

pierre l said...

They look magnificent. And much more interesting than shop-bought aesthetically-perfect tasteless hot cross buns. Now we need a recipe, please!

Beccy said...

Very tasty Sally, I love my hot cross buns toasted and dripping with butter.

Karmyn R said...

Believe it or not - I don't think I've ever had a Hot Cross Bun in my life. (in my mind they are just a silly child rhyme).

Look tasty. I may have to try them sometime.

Sally Lomax said...

Thanks Asha!
Hi Pierre! Thank you! It's 2lb, 2 oz strong white flour, 7g sachet of fast action dried yeast (or fresh of course if you can get it!), 1 and a bit tsp's of salt, 12 fl oz water, 1 fl oz vegetable oil, 8 oz mixed fruit, 2 tbsps brown sugar and 4 or 5 tsps of mixed spice/ cinnamon/ (or whatever you fancy in the way of spices). The crosses are just flour and water, and the glaze is milk water and brown sugar! Standard bread method, or make the dough in a breadmaker, remove and make into buns, put on crosses and glaze. Very simple really, and now my comments are longer than today's blog!!!!
Beccy - Yumm!!
Karmyn - When you do try them, do try to get hold of some that contain some spices. The supermarket ones just tase of bread and currants and are very bland!! But you should. They are nice!!

pierre l said...

Thanks for the recipe, Sally. We'll have a go sometime over the weekend. My son and his girlfriend are making pizzas (from scratch) this evening; unfortunately this is happening at her house so my other son and I won't get any (this time at least). Happy Easter.

Sam said...

pierre - make some pizza yourself and then you'll get some!

I made homemade pizza last week and homemade pasta, both times after getting in from work for dinner, so it is possible - if you want it badly enough.

But I really came here to congratulate Sally on her delicious looking hot cross buns. Have a great day Sally - I wish I had two bank holidays. Even one would suffice. They don't celebrate Easter officially here Stateside. Oh well...

ChrisB said...

Sally these look brilliant, mine were just out of the oven about an hour ago and not such a nice shape as yours. I am actually writing a post as I look at this so I will give yours a mention.

pierre l said...

Hello Sally, Sam and Chrisb. I have previously made pizza using the same Pizza Express cookbook (this includes the dough and tomato sauce from scratch). I will have another go if I can't persuade my son to make some more. However, we have never tried making pasta at home.
A happy Easter to all of you.

frannie said...

they look very yummy!

Sally Lomax said...

Pierre -
Happy Easter!
Sam -
And I thought the the Americans were good God fearing citizens. How appalling not to celebrate Easter!!!! (Sorry all my lovely American readers, only joking!! I'm sure taht you would appreciate a bank holiday or two though!!!)
Thank you for the lovely comments about my hot cross buns Sam!
Thank you Chris! Will take a look at your post now!
Thank you Frannie!

Sam said...

we get our double bank holiday at Thanksgiving in November.
Personally Thanksgiving AND Easter would suit me ;)

Sally Lomax said...

Absolutely Sam! I think that we should have an Autumn bank holiday too. it's a long time from August to Christmas!! We could have a harvest holiday, and you could have Easter. That would be fair.

edvard moonke said...

oooh yum! what a lucky husband...

happy easter, sally! :-)

meredic said...

Save one for me!
I should be flying by in a couple of days.

Ignorminious said...

Can I have one?

The very nice man said...

You've done well, grasshopper!!
Happy Easter to you and I pray all blessings may come your way for being such a good blog friend to us.
The Lord smiles on you and agrees with me: You are a delight!

Sally Lomax said...

Happy Easter Edvard!
Hot Cross Buns all gone Meredic, but simnel cake available!
Ignorminious - ditto to reply to Meredic's comment!
VNM - Grasshopper? Thank you for the nice comment!