Before we get to the fun tablescape let me announce the winner of the National Association of Junior Auxiliary’s Silver Spoons, Blueberry Afternoons Cookbook give away!
And, the winner is . . . Victoria! Congrats Victoria and thank you to everyone who left comments to win.
Don’t forget, you can still get this fabulous cookbook from the NAJA website.
Now, on to the fun table:
This is probably one of the most fun tables I have done. The placemats don’t match. Some places have china, some, everyday dishes. None of the glasses match and there are a few other things that are kind of strange!
Let’s take a closer look at those place settings.
That was fun. Now, I can concentrate on Easter. If you would like to see last years Easter Champagne Brunch table, click HERE. To see lots of creative and beautiful tablescapes check out
Today’s Lagniappe: Hot Cross Buns
Something yummy to have on Good Friday morning. In many historically Christian countries, buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday, with the cross standing as a symbol of the crucifixion. Take some to your friends and neighbors as a special blessing to them. I’ve found a shortcut method to making them that I hope you will like.
Makes 1 dozen
* 1 loaf frozen bread dough (1 lb.)
* 1/2 cup golden raisins
* 2 tablespoons brandy
* 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* 1 large egg
* 3/4 cup powdered sugar
* 1 tablespoon milk
Thaw frozen bread dough following package directions. Place in a large bowl, cover, and let stand until pliable and no longer cold, 30 minutes to 1 hour.
In a small bowl, soak raisins in brandy for 30 to 40 minutes. Add raisin mixture and nutmeg to dough. In bowl or on a board, knead raisins into dough. With floured hands, divide dough into 12 equal pieces; shape into round rolls. Place about 2 inches apart on a buttered baking sheet. Cover and let rise in a warm place until almost doubled, about 20 minutes. In a bowl, beat egg with 1 tablespoon water. Brush buns with egg mixture (discard remainder). Bake rolls in a 350º oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a rack and let stand 10 minutes.
In a bowl, mix powdered sugar and milk. With a spoon, drizzle icing over buns in the shape of a large X.