Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Easter




Easter weekend is here and what better way to spend a quiet and relaxing time with family.
A time to eat chocolate, hot cross buns, sleep-ins and have four glorious days off.



Here is my recipe for Hot cross buns if you feel like doing some baking.
I am baking a batch now and will be delicious to eat for afternoon tea with a cuppa. The smell coming from the oven is so good.
They tasted great if I may say so - better than the bought ones.


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Happy Easter to all my dear friends and a big bunny hug from me to you.
Carolyn




61 comments:

  1. The cross buns look delicious and I'm sure that they taste so much better than the ones you can buy. Enjoy them and have a very Happy Easter, dear Carolyn!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  2. Hi Carolyn, That little bunny picture at the end is so darling. Hot cross buns sound delicious and have been a tradition since my {catholic} childhood upbringing. I can't wait to see your recipe.

    I've been traveling and I'm finally back trying to catch up on emails and a busy work schedule. I should be back in blog land next week!

    Have a Happy Easter and enjoy the time with your family.

    xxleslie

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  3. Carolyn, the hot cross buns look delicious. Wish I had one. :) Homemade is always better than anything we buy.

    Wishing you and yours a beautiful Easter, and a glorious four day weekend.

    xoxo

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  4. I also wish you and your family a very happy Easter.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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  5. many easter greetings to you and your family, dea carolyn!
    hugs
    margit

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  6. Mmmmm! Your buns are gorgeous! I bet they smell and taste heavenly. And don't you just love those vintage Easter cards! Absolutely darling. Here's wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter!

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  7. Thank you Carolyn for this sweet post and the recipe that I will try although we haven't Easter here yet. Have a great relaxing time with yor family and wishes for a happy Easter Day !
    Kisses
    Olympia

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  8. Happy easter Carolyn
    Hugs and love
    AnnaMaria

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  9. Dear Carolyn,
    wishing you and your family a wonderful and happy Easter!
    Hope you have a lovely time!
    Love and hugs to youmy friend,
    Claudia

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  10. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
    I wish you a happy eastern, Claudia

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  11. Hi Carolyn! Your hot cross buns must have been so good! Yum!:) Happy Easter to you too dear, hope you have a nice time with your family!:) Kisses! xo

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  12. Hi Carolyn! I love hot cross buns. Wishing you a fabulous Easter:)
    ~Anne xx

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  13. Thank you for tips for baking! I baked a citron cake yesterday! It is very sunny Easter here in Finland and a lot of snow :)
    Happy Easter Carolyn! Thank you for visiting my blog!

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  14. What a lovely Easter-cards en the hot cross buns looks delicious.
    I'm baking muffins for the weekend.
    Happy Easter dear Carolyn.

    Warm wishes, Mea

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  15. Happy Easter to you too dear Carolyn, enjoy the time with your loved ones.;) Those buns look beautiful.;)
    xoxo

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  16. Easter blessing to you and yours, Carolyn!!

    xoxo
    Marsha

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  17. Oh my dear Carolyn,
    your Hot cross buns look so delicious!
    And I love your nostalgic postcards!
    HAPPY EASTER to you and your beloved ones!
    Warm hugs from Austria, Traude

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  18. Hello Carolyn!
    Thanks for your lovely post and the buns are looking so delicious!
    I wish you Happy Easter with your family!
    With love,Geli

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  19. Dearest Carolyn,
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter; four days as you said. Not in the USA but yes, you got them, like in Europe they also celebrate Second Easter Day.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  20. Oh my dear Carolyn, I`m sure they tasted so much better that the bought ones---They also looks beautiful with the crosses!
    I wish you a happy Easter, and a cosu Good Friday, my dear.
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  21. Hi Carolyn, thank you for your sweet comment and for sharing this tasty recipe :)
    I wish you a happy Easter to !!

    Hugs Mieke xx

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  22. Happy easter...love Ria...xxx...!!!

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  24. Hi Carolyn, Oh your recipe looks so yummy. I can smell the heavenly aroma all the way here.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Enjoy a wonderful weekend with your family and best wishes to you for a Happy Easter filled with many joys.

    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  25. I plan to try that recipe. Thanks for sharing, they look wonderful. Wish I could smell them.
    Have a blessed Easter, Ginger

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  26. Oh Carolyn,
    This post made my heart sing, as my dad used to love hot cross buns. I haven't had them in such a long time. I will have to tell the girls your recipe when they come over for Easter, as they are the bakers. These look so delicious.

    Happy Easter to you, my sweet friend.

    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  27. Dearest Carolyn,
    Thank you so much for sharing you recipe.. Yummmm!
    You are such a dear to stop in and wish me a Happy Easter. Wishing you and yours a blessed one.
    Sending you a big hug!
    Penny

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  28. All my life I heard of hot cross buns and now I Know what they are! How cute!

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  29. Lovely post, darling ~ Happy Easter!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  30. ¸.•°♡♡彡
    Feliz Páscoa!
    Com muita paz e harmonia no coração, na família e com todos seus amigos!!!
    Beijinhos de sua amiga
    do Brasil.
    ¸.•°♡♡彡

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  31. your sense of good taste is definitely amazing!
    so, as youll know loving your blog

    hope youll follow back :)
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  33. Yummmm, homemade hot-cross buns!
    Wishing you and your loved ones a splendid Easter weekend!
    Sending hugs your way...
    Judy xox

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  34. Happy Easter dear Carolyn!!!!
    Wishing to you and your famaily amazing time!:)
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  35. Dearest Carolyn, May you have a blessed Easter!
    The cross buns look delicious! I have never made them. Think I'm missing out. Please send me some! Grins.

    God bless you,
    d

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  36. Happy Easter, Carolyn!!! Hope you have a wonderful holiday!
    XO
    Cindy

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  37. I'm sending YOU a big bunny hug, too! Enjoy this blessed day. Sweet hugs!

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  38. Happy Happy Easter. Hot cross buns, I forgot about that. We always had those growing up on Easter morning.

    Carolyn, wishing you and your family a blessed day.

    Karen

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  39. A very Happy Easter weekend to you & your family, Carolyn!

    Hugs

    XOXO Lola & Nora:)

    PS Hope the drought's lifting on yr side of the world!

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    1. Hi Lola and Nora,

      We had a little shower of rain the other night, but could do with a lot more. My poor garden is looking sad.

      hugs
      C

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  40. Dearest Carolyn,
    Oh, my dear friend; Happy Happy Easter, I wish you will or had a wonderful Easter delicacy with your family and blessed day♡♡♡ your home-made Hot cross buns must be really delectable♬♬♬
    So sorry for my kind of belated greeting, my friend in New Zealand.

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  41. Happy Easter !

    Bonne semaine!!

    xxx Maria xxx

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  42. Hotcross buns!!! JOY!

    Many Easter Blessings to you my friend....xoxo

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  43. Oh how delicious those hot cross buns must be! HELLO DEAREST and happy Easter! Anita

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  44. Happy easter sweet Caroline! Am doing just the same thing - relaxing with the famiky, cooking some nice things ;) Am making Tiramisu today, but your buns look wonderful too!

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  45. thank you so much for your visit! so beautiful and the recipe...yummy!!!!!
    wishes of a very sweet and enlighted Easter!

    kisses ,
    Aida
    from
    http://cottoncandy-peaches.blogspot.com

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  47. Hello sweet Carolyn! I hope you and your dear ones had a Happy Easter! Love the sweet images! Your hot cross buns look delicious sweetie! Thank you so much for visiting me and for your kind words! Sending you bunny hugs and lots of love! Enjoy your time off! Paula xoxo

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  48. I hope you had a Happy Easter and a wonderful time on your days off! Thanks for stopping by to say hi!
    ~Michelle

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  49. soooo cute <3 happy easter to you too.
    lovely greets
    maren anita

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  50. i love to have hot cross buns on Easter morning---yours sound good!!!

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  51. Oh will have to remember this recipe. My husband has been buying them from a local bakery and would be nice to make my own. Maybe in a few months:(
    Happy Belated Easter!
    x
    Carole

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Carolyn xx