Sunday, 25 March 2018

The 4 stages of Lady Magnon's Buns.



Stage 1. Mixing, kneading, proving.


Stage 2. Forming into recognisable shapes.


Stage 3. Baking.


Stage 4. Eating.

Just as hot mince pies are the taste of Christmas; well buttered, halved and toasted, hot-cross-buns are certainly the taste of Easter.

Thank you m'dear; delicious!




35 comments:

  1. Oh they do look good. I should really have made some for Doug but have been rather busy. I haven't made them since going gluten free.

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    1. These ones were particularly good, just the right amount of cinnamon and spices.

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  2. You are so lucky that Lady Magmon loves and is such a wonderful baker.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. She really enjoys it; and the results are good too.

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  3. My gram used to make them, I loved them with big splotch of apple butter.

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    1. Just plain butter for me. She had some Quince jelly on hers yesterday, and was trying to convince me to do the same; I stuck with just butter.

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  4. Lucky you! I'm ashamed to say that just 5 minutes ago I ate a (gifted) shop-bought example. At least the butter was real. I shall have to look for a recipe and set about making amends for letting the team down.

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    1. I quite expect if they were sold in the shops here, we'd buy them too.

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  5. Will they last for Good Friday or will she have to find time to make another batch?

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    1. Some have gone into the freezer, but she says she'll make more anyway.

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  6. We have no buns. The only thing that gets hot and cross around here is myself, he says jokingly ;-)

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    1. I just wish I could get my hands on more 'buns'.

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  7. "Get them while they're hot
    and eat them by the ton,
    One a penny,
    Two a penny,
    Hot cross buns"
    Lady M does spoil you!
    Greeting Maria x

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    1. I'd forgotten that rhyme. I'm not averse to being spoilt Maria!

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    2. I have never heard those words " get them while they're hot, eat them by the ton". Is that an Italian variation Maria?

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  8. They are sold in the shops in the UK all year round.

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    1. Very wise. They are classic English Tea-Time fare, along with Crumpets, Pikelets, etc. All delicious.

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    2. They are extremely popular although not with me, I have never liked them!

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  9. The buns look delicious. After many years of practice I finally made some worthy buns last year. I shall make more in a week's time. Like you I would buy them if I could though the smell when they come out of the oven is intoxicating

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    1. It's that combination of Cinnamon and the mixed spices that does it. It makes the house smell 'comfortable'.

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  10. Mmm. Lucky you Cro. I buy mine from the excellent bakers, five minutes walk from home, but only in the week before Easter so I treated myself to the first of the season on Friday. I had cut the grass, oiled my old teak garden furniture and felt I deserved a sit down with a cup of tea and a buttered hot cross bun. I would not touch supermarket (especially Heston Blumenthal’s) buns with a barge pole.

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    1. We treat ourselves even when we've been lazy! What have you against Heston B's Hot X Buns?

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  11. Lady M is such a good baker ...... I can smell the cinnamon from here !!! XXXX

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    1. I have to wait another three hours before my next one!

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  12. I feel as if I can smell them from here!

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    1. She's just this minute gone into the kitchen to toast some for Tea. Your sense of smell is remarkable!

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  13. Lucky, lucky you! I miss having someone to show my gorgeous buns to. Sigh. Maybe next year! LOL! ;-) xo

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    1. Cheeky! We've just eaten some; delicious.

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  14. She has developed some lovely buns

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  15. We have no buns. The only thing that gets hot and cross around here is myself, he says jokingly ;-)

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