Friday, April 10, 2009

Funny coloured eggs + hot cross buns

I've been totally out of blogging and blog-hopping lately. Kind of missed my regular cyber haunts but have also been busy doing other things. Guess this happens to almost everyone, huh?



Got a heat-activated, gel-type egg colouring kit from a supermarket and had a lot of fun 'marbling' eggs and trying not to make a mess on the table and work tops. Had so much fun that I even coloured the uncooked eggs - which meant when I used them, I had to be careful cracking them open. Making trouble for myself, eh?




A happy Easter to Christians and happy holidays to those who get four days off. :)
These Hot Cross Buns were made from this recipe.



Had no idea how they're supposed to taste but I liked them well enough eaten warm with butter (first bun pic). I subbed some of the orange juice in the frosting with lime juice to make it nice and tangy. This is an untraditional 'paste' for the crosses. Traditionally crosses are made of flour and sugar mixed with water or milk and can be quite stringy or tough.


The texture of the buns is quite light and fluffy. I put in dried cranberries and sultanas, and bits of sweetened orange rind on some of the crosses.

14 comments:

Kak Teh said...

wow, you've been away a long time! Hatching some beautiful eggs, I see! Welcome back! And happy Easter to you and yours!

Naz said...

You're back!
Now I look forward to a lot of good, yummy recipes.
Happy Easter :)

Life for Beginners said...

Willkommen zurück, my friend! Yes, it's been awhile and we've been missing your blog posts... I love how frenzied and enthusiastic you were about egg-colouring till you coloured uncooked eggs too! :)

fatboybakes said...

they look yummy.

nigel's (of just heavenly pleasures) buns are the best i've had so far though...

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

I agree with fatboybakes....Nigel's buns are absolutely delicious. Then again, I haven't had a bite of FBB's buns, or yours, so.....

Argus Lou said...

Wow, so happy to see so many old friends with their comments so quickly. Thought I'd have been forgotten by now. :)

Kak Teh, thanks! I'm not religious and don't celebrate Easter. Just getting into the mood here, what people hiding eggs and buying chocolate bunnies. ^_^

Thanks, Naz. I'm not sure I'm back in the swing of things yet. We'll see. :)

Hey, Kenny! You have an umlaut U on your keyboard. :D Thanks for the welcome back. And, yes, frenzy and going-overboard are my middle names. :P

Thanks, FBB. Would love to taste Nigel's hotties. ^_^

Lyrical dear, I've missed your double entendres (how do you spell those things?!). I'll not say anything incriminating about my old stale buns but I'm quite sure FBB's are bitey and delicious. :D

fatboybakes said...

oh yes, one has to be very religious to observe the eating of chocolate eggs and hot cross buns...snigger...

Argus Lou said...

Ya lah, FBB. Same goes for putting on a habit and a funny collar. ;-)

Tunku Halim said...

I like ze eggs. Woof! Woof!

Argus Lou said...

Thanks but why are you barking, TH? :) This time I didn't put up any dog pictures - so as not to scare you again, haha.

Cynthia said...

Yeah, that's how it is with blogging.

Glad to hear that all is well with you.

Argus Lou said...

Thanks, Cynthia. But you're one of the constant and consistent ones. :)

aw said...

Wah, Argus, what egg you used for Easter? Could last one year! Century egg? :D
(alice)

Argus Lou said...

Ya lah, Alice - got out of the blogging habit. These eggs will have to become fossils. :)

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