Friday, February 15, 2013

One A Penny, Two A Penny

Hot cross buns! Oh yes, please.

Today was the first day for Panera's Hot Cross Buns. They are so good.

Usually, I eat them warmed and these are really good in the morning with some yogurt and hot tea. Today, however, I am a doofus and left my lunch, all packed into the lunch bag, sitting on the stove so I'll have a couple of these to tide me over until supper.

"Traditional" hot cross buns are made with currants or raisins. Panera will do that but these have bits of dried strawberry in them instead of raisins. It's a delicious change. It's $5.99 for a half dozen, more pricey than other baked goods. I'll have these once during the time they are available and then won't think about them the rest of Lent.

Most bakeries will churn them out during Lent but you have to be fast. When I worked at The Bookstore in downtown Glen Ellyn, the buns from the bakery down the block were usually gone by the time I opened the store for the day. Pretty much the only time I got to sample one was on Saturday, when we opened an hour early. If you can find them, I recommend them.

Hot cross buns!
Hot cross buns!
One ha' penny, two ha' penny,
Hot cross buns!
If you have no daughters,
Give them to your sons
One ha' penny,
Two ha' penny,
Hot Cross Buns!

Beverage:  water


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