..... okay... weird. We always said it that way... and our Mom is English. It's just that when I was saying it out loud, to no one in particular except myself, I decided to look it up....on Google of course, and in the rhyme, it is actually one ha'penny, two ha' penny.... which is a half penny. Seems they are cheaper in the rhyme than they are in the song.. which was the next entry on Google.. at "One a penny' Who knew? I wonder if they even use half pennies any more... in Canada we are even giving up the penny.
Anyway.... you probably guessed right away that I was talking about Hot Cross Buns. I made some yesterday. And, yes, I know they are usually baked on Good Friday. But, on that day I had company...and I was still not feeling up to par all of the Easter weekend... so I let it slide til now.
But, I had found a recipe that claimed to be great... tasting like Easter buns of old, and I really wanted to try those buns. It's been a long time since I gave up on store made buns...ick.... they are terrible. Funny texture... strange flavour... who knows what they put in them.... they get rock hard before they get mouldy.... forget it... I ain't eating those things anymore.
I wanted buns. So...because I felt more like my old self...I baked yesterday.
May I just say??
The recipe is in metric measurements...and I was busy trying to convert as I was doing it.... but, want to measure the ingredients a second time...then, will put it on my food blog. I think it would work just as well for a raisin loaf..... yep...must try that next time. Why should we only eat yummy stuff once a year? .... must be able to just do crossless buns or bread with the same dough....