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Patria Povo
04-07-2009, 08:27 PM
Good Friday is coming and it will be my first in Houston. I was kinda shocked to learn that HCBs are not an American thing last year. This year I will allow more time to seek them out tomorrow ... but where?

hunter_la5
04-07-2009, 08:30 PM
couldn't you just make some? I've never seen any for sale before, but I used to know people that home-made them every year.

Norton
04-07-2009, 08:35 PM
What are Hot Crossed Buns ?

hunter_la5
04-07-2009, 08:49 PM
What are Hot Crossed Buns ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_cross_buns

Tasty is what they are :icon_biggrin:

Patria Povo
04-07-2009, 08:50 PM
EDIT: Hunter beat me to it! :)

If you are near Austin this week, I think this place makes them: http://www.foodfinder.net/restaurants/tx/austin/the-upper-crust-bakery/13414.aspx

(and there's also a quirky/cool gunshop on Burnett!)


couldn't you just make some?

Maybe if I had a day off on Thursday:

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Hot-Cross-Buns-I/Detail.aspx

But I don't even get Good Friday or Easter Monday off in this job, so a day-off to make HXBs might be pushing it, heheh.

Nazgul
04-07-2009, 10:04 PM
Patria! dude! go with pavlova! It's what we will eat in Heaven anyway.

Patria Povo
04-07-2009, 10:23 PM
Patria! dude! go with pavlova! It's what we will eat in Heaven anyway.

Mate, let me help jog your memory on our many holidays and matching food:

ANZAC Day: Anzac Biscuits
Australia Day: Pavlova (and lots of beer)
Easter: Hot Cross Buns
New Years: lots of beer
Christmas: picnic on beach (and lots of beer)

:icon_biggrin:

Actually, I made my first ever Pavy last Oz Day to impress the (now) missus:

jbruney
04-11-2009, 08:25 AM
I found kiwi a strange, and not unlikeable, tasting fruit when I first tried it about twenty years ago. It never occurred to me to try it like that...My mixed lead-belly/coonass tastes are relatively simple...Not trying to stray from the topic, but the pic made me do it.

okie shooter
04-11-2009, 10:20 AM
I have had simular encounters with different pastries when I tried to find King cakes one year in Oklahoma. Had to go to Tulsa to get them for my better half to deal with the run up for Lent. We finally got them at a large traditional bakery and a store that sells only cajun specilties. Guess though if you find any buns you are a day late now.

On the Kewi, tried it over thirty years ago first, I really like them. I talked to a produce guy in a store, he said he was amzed what varity of fruit we get year around, in the winter years ago, all they had was apples, oranges and bannans, and that was it. Now you can get peaches, strawberries and other fruits year around, but it is expensiive with the air freight.