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Title: Hot Cross Buns- love'em or hate 'em?
Post by: Lil Me on Mar 12 08 08:14
well?  
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Post by: Gopher on Mar 13 08 10:50
I can take them or leave them - probably because some places sell them all the year round.
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Post by: Michel on Mar 13 08 10:57
     
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Post by: Michel on Mar 13 08 11:00
     
 
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Post by: Van on Mar 13 08 12:10
Nope, not hate here from me towards Hot cross buns.
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Post by: Lil Me on Mar 13 08 12:44
they usually have currants or dried fruit bits.
 I'm not crazy about currants (seeds too crunchy) or mixed dried fruit (too much citrus peel).
   
Title: Re: Hot Cross Buns- love'em or hate 'em?
Post by: purelife on Mar 13 08 01:11
There's a chocolate hot cross bun at Cobbs.  Those are pretty good.

  I don't really eat hot cross buns.  Maybe once a year?
Title: Re: Hot Cross Buns- love'em or hate 'em?
Post by: Lil Me on Mar 13 08 04:09
Heckyl and Jeckyl like the chocolate ones.
 I don't usually buy hot cross buns.
 
 My parents used to buy them when I was a kid (at all times of year).  I'd choke one down with LOTS of peanut butter on top, if there was no other bread in the house.
   
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Post by: Lise on Mar 13 08 05:02
They're OK. Not that I would buy them all the time. Maybe around Easter and that's about it.
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Post by: Van on Mar 13 08 06:38
I am a HUGE fan of most nice buns!(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Word_Positive/6.gif)
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Post by: purelife on Mar 13 08 06:44
Van wrote:
I am a HUGE fan of most nice buns![img style="font-style: italic;" src="http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Word_Positive/6.gif[/img]
[hr style="width: 100%; height: 2px;"]And I bet they're pretty hot n crossed, heh?

 
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Post by: Van on Mar 13 08 06:46
purelife wrote:
[SPAN style="FONT-STYLE: italic"]Van wrote:[/SPAN][BR style="FONT-STYLE: italic"]
[SPAN style="FONT-STYLE: italic"]I am a HUGE fan of most nice buns![/SPAN][img style="FONT-STYLE: italic" src="http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Word_Positive/6.gif" border=0][SPAN style="FONT-STYLE: italic"] [/SPAN]


[HR style="WIDTH: 100%; HEIGHT: 2px"]

And I bet they're pretty hot n crossed, heh?

  yes...

Darn, I tried to bless you again, but only once an hour!!??  I can 'bless' a more than once an hour!!
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Post by: purelife on Mar 13 08 06:49
yes, that's the frustrating part that comes with hot cross buns.  you could only bless em once an hour. ;)  
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Post by: Russ on Mar 13 08 10:26
LOL PL and VD!

I hate hot cross buns but like buns like what VD says..
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 14 08 09:24
Alright....enough talk about VD. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/10.gif)

    I love hot-cross buns.  I only have them once a year....at Easter.  You gotta try them fried.  Split em in half, butter....and throw face down in the frying pan until golden.  MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
Title: Re: Hot Cross Buns- love'em or hate 'em?
Post by: Michel on Mar 14 08 09:53
     
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 14 08 11:22
 [P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 100px"][FONT face="Book Antiqua"]Hot cross buns!
Hot cross buns!
One a penny, two a penny,
Hot cross buns! [/FONT]

 [P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 100px"][FONT face="Book Antiqua"]Hot cross buns!
Hot cross buns!
If you haven't any daughters,
Give them to your sons!
One a penny, two a penny,
Hot cross buns! [/FONT]

 [P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 100px"][FONT face="Book Antiqua"]Hot cross buns!
Hot cross buns!
If you haven't got a penny
A ha'penny will do.
If you haven't got a ha'penny,
Well God bless you. [/FONT]

 [P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 100px"][FONT face="Book Antiqua"][img style="WIDTH: 246px; HEIGHT: 212px" height=254 src="http://fullhomelydivinity.org/images/hot_cross_bun.jpg" width=319][/FONT]

 [P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 100px"][img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/a035.gif" border=0].

 [P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 100px"]

Title: Re: Hot Cross Buns- love'em or hate 'em?
Post by: Gopher on Mar 14 08 11:24
Thanks for reminding me of this, PC.
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Post by: Michel on Mar 14 08 11:25
     
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 14 08 11:50
The buns Gophie?  Or the little song (that my mom used to sing when she made them)  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Sad/9.gif)
Title: Re: Hot Cross Buns- love'em or hate 'em?
Post by: Gopher on Mar 14 08 11:51
The song.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 14 08 10:38
doughnuts

(what are hot cross buns?)
 
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Post by: Michel on Mar 14 08 10:43
     
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 14 08 10:52
it's red coat food obviously ! I won't eat buns ! Au-dessus de mon corps mort (over my dead body)

  I have to say I'm shocked.  I never took you for being a bun bigot.  That's ok...it doesn't change my opinion of you.......well....a little maybe.
Title: Re: Hot Cross Buns- love'em or hate 'em?
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 14 08 10:55
red coat = british?

oooooooh that's why i haven't a clue.
they look like fancy biscuits
 
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Post by: Michel on Mar 14 08 10:55
     
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Post by: Michel on Mar 14 08 10:58
   


     
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 14 08 10:59
okay. got it.

still looks like a fancy biscuit from kfc.
 
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 14 08 11:02
lol I think its british in origin. If so, it would be the only think british that has a presence in culinary "tradition" in Québec that I know of. Which is interesting. The translation for it is "brioche", but a brioche is usually round and flat. Anyway, people all called that stuff "bonnes", which is obviously copied from the English "buns" and means "good" in French.

  Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

And sometimes a bun is just a bun.

  How the two of you can turn everything into a political perspective is beyond me. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/traurig/a010.gif" border=0]    
Title: Re: Hot Cross Buns- love'em or hate 'em?
Post by: Michel on Mar 14 08 11:03
     
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Post by: Michel on Mar 14 08 11:05
   
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 14 08 11:05
 personalities i guess. lol
i always use it as I'm joking, gets lost in translation over over typing.
   
Title: Re: Hot Cross Buns- love'em or hate 'em?
Post by: Lil Me on Mar 15 08 08:04
 Michel wrote:
But white glaze instead if I remember well. Not a big fan of it I must say. sticky fingers yikes.  
 --
 Use a wet wipe.  lol
 
Title: Re: Hot Cross Buns- love'em or hate 'em?
Post by: P.C. on Mar 15 08 08:31
"In many historically Christian countries, the buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday, with the cross standing as a symbol of the crucifixion. They are believed by some to pre-date Chrisitianity although the first recorded use of the term "hot cross bun" is not until 1733. Protestant English monarchs saw the buns as a dangerous hold over of Catholic belief in England being baked from the dough used in making the communion wager. Protestant England attempted to ban the sale of the buns by bakers but they were too popular, and instead Elizabeth 1 passed a law permitting bakeries to sell them, but only at Easter and Christmas. David provides no source for this assertion and it seems to be a myth arising from anti-Catholic bigotry"    
Title: Re: Hot Cross Buns- love'em or hate 'em?
Post by: Lil Me on Mar 15 08 08:34
Interesting trivia, P.C.  Thanks!
 
 Btw, I've never had a Catholic communion wafer, but it doesn't look like you could rise the dough into a bun...
   
Title: Re: Hot Cross Buns- love'em or hate 'em?
Post by: P.C. on Mar 15 08 08:47
Communion wafers are very similar to rice paper.......and they stick to the roof of your mouth in the same way.   I think only the cross is made out of the same unleavened 'whatever it is'.
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Post by: Michel on Mar 15 08 09:40
     
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Post by: Michel on Mar 15 08 09:42
     
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Post by: Michel on Mar 15 08 09:43
     
 
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Post by: Lil Me on Mar 15 08 11:22
I do like unleavened bread.  I'm a fan of the matzo.  
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Post by: Gopher on Mar 15 08 11:25
I do as well, Lil Me.
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 15 08 11:33
Do you like Lefse ?  I love that stuff....more than that, I love preparing it.  It's the weirdest stuff.
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Post by: Gopher on Mar 15 08 11:36
It's Norwegian isn't it (I've just Googled it), never seen it before.
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Post by: Michel on Mar 15 08 11:37
   
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Post by: Gopher on Mar 15 08 11:39
We are here solely to expand your vocabulary, Michel.  
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Post by: Michel on Mar 15 08 11:42
   
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 15 08 11:44
 It's Norwegian isn't it (I've just Googled it), never seen it before.

  It is Gophie.  It comes in squares of dry,brittle hard pieces.  You run them under the tap and then cover them with a towel for about 20 minutes.....and they turn into the most velvety soft texture.  You spread it with whatever filling you want, roll them up and cut them into medallions.  Delish.

 
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Post by: Lil Me on Mar 15 08 11:45
Oh cool.  Insta-bread!  
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Post by: Michel on Mar 15 08 11:47
   
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 15 08 11:50
It's great 'survival' food.  Good for camping, or in your earthquake kit....I think it lasts close to forever in its dry state.  
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Post by: Lil Me on Mar 15 08 11:51
Must have been handy on those Viking sea voyages.  
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Post by: Gopher on Mar 15 08 11:52
Pity they couldn't have reached Arizona, they'd have had supplies through eternity.  
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Post by: Lil Me on Mar 15 08 11:53
ROFL!!!  
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Post by: Michel on Mar 15 08 12:04
   
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 15 08 12:15
Usually anywhere they have an international food section or some deli's carry it.  I used to get them at the regular grocers, but haven't looked for them there for a while.  I get them at a market I go to often.
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 15 08 12:18
The brand I get comes in a red box.  It looks like this after it is softened.

  [img title=Lefse alt=Lefse src="http://entrepreneur.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/lefse.jpg" width=200 border=0]

" It looks like a tortilla, but lefse is made from potatoes and butter (or shortening or cream). Also, lefse typically is rectangular, not circular. Most people spread butter on one side, roll it up like a cigar, and eat it. If you have a sweet tooth, sprinkle sugar on the butter. "

  I usually fille mine with a really thin spread of cream cheese with some loks and a few capers.  MMMMMMMMMMM  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 15 08 12:18
 graham crackers  
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Post by: Michel on Mar 15 08 12:22
   
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 15 08 12:23
graham crackers

    Ritz crackers.
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Post by: Lil Me on Mar 15 08 10:16
Is this the word association game now?  
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 16 08 07:00
I was following SD's lead.  I think it's the 'Random Thoughts' thread now.
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Post by: Lil Me on Mar 16 08 08:18
Okay!
 
 Wasa
 
 (http://www.speakwell.com/well/2002_fall/images/trisWasa.jpg)
   
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 16 08 08:51
Patio Lanterns

  [img]http://images.google.com/url?q=http://www.britta.com/mardigras/2006/DSCN3626.jpg&usg=AFQjCNG--aNyldhP9-e82dXFReqVPQ3Uvw"]
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Post by: Michel on Mar 16 08 09:27
   
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 16 08 04:46
they're having hot cross buns for easter at church. sweet.  
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 16 08 05:14
All I ever got to eat at church was a communion wafer. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/5.gif)
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 16 08 05:16
hmmm the church i go to doesn't do communion, or at least not everyday. Although they did serve me lunch afterwards. cool.
lol

 
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Post by: kitten on Mar 16 08 05:21
Cob's bakery sent a coupon for two hot cross buns in the mail.  Naturally I took advantage of it.  They were good!  Free is also good!!
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 16 08 05:22
That's ok....I switched to restaurants years ago, when I want to dine out. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)  
Title: Re: Hot Cross Buns- love'em or hate 'em?
Post by: Lil Me on Mar 17 08 08:37
pssst!  If you decide to dine at churches again, there's usually soup and bread in the basement on weeknights.  And it's a costume party-of sorts.  Wear ragged clothing.  
Title: Re: Hot Cross Buns- love'em or hate 'em?
Post by: P.C. on Mar 17 08 09:05
pssst!  If you decide to dine at churches again, there's usually soup and bread in the basement on weeknights.  And it's a costume party-of sorts.  Wear ragged clothing.  

  lol.....I'll keep that in mind Lil Me.  I LOVE costume parties. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/2.gif)
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Post by: Gopher on Mar 17 08 10:51
P.C. wrote:
 pssst!  If you decide to dine at churches again, there's usually soup and bread in the basement on weeknights.  And it's a costume party-of sorts.  Wear ragged clothing.  

  ......

  A costume party?  What's so special about ragged clothing? I ALWAYS wear it.  
Title: Re: Hot Cross Buns- love'em or hate 'em?
Post by: kitten on Mar 17 08 10:58
But I bet you wear ragged clothes with style and panache.
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Post by: Gopher on Mar 17 08 10:59
Now and again - i.e. on special occasions.
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Post by: kitten on Mar 17 08 11:01
For the finest soup kitchens, no doubt.
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Post by: Gopher on Mar 17 08 11:06
You've obviously gained in omniscience during your absence.
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Post by: kitten on Mar 17 08 11:11
I spent much time wishing I had a computer, and thinking of all the things I would like to say if I only had a way to say them.  I don't think I managed to acquire omniscience, though.  Greater perception, perhaps.
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Post by: Gopher on Mar 17 08 11:16
I think we gain a little more perception every day, I suppose the great challenge for is is to find a way to make the best use of it that we can.
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Post by: kitten on Mar 17 08 11:19
That is true if the perceptions are positive.
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Post by: Gopher on Mar 17 08 11:20
On reflection, they aren''t always so positive, are they? I'd not considered this before.  
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Post by: kitten on Mar 17 08 11:23
The negatives can destroy those around you as well as yourself.  I'd rather try to stay positive.
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Post by: Gopher on Mar 17 08 11:25
Me too.

  Just realised that there haven't been many hi-jackings of threads while you've been away!  
Title: Re: Hot Cross Buns- love'em or hate 'em?
Post by: Russ on Mar 17 08 11:26
Hullo miss kitty..

uh my perception of hot cross buns are still negative.

  EDIT blast all the additional replies! I cant type that fast!
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Post by: kitten on Mar 17 08 11:32
Hi, Russ.  What do you dislike about hot cross buns?  Just curious, that's all.