Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter -- Eggs and Hot Cross Buns

A Very Happy Easter from Linderhof to your home

What was an Easter morning tradition when I was a child has evolved into a Easter Eve breakfast tradition. Since churches now always seem to feed the parishioners on Easter morning, hot cross buns are now enjoyed at Linderhof on Saturday morning.

As my mother did, I buy my buns. My mother never baked with yeast (although I do) but she did have her favorite bakeries and really good bakery bread was always enjoyed. On special occasions, like Easter, she would buy treats such as the hot cross buns.
Easter Eve breakfast is the Easter breakfast of my childhood. Hot cross buns, scrambled eggs and bacon and fruit. We splurged this Easter Eve with raspberries and a goodly pour of cream. Generally, it is strawberries that we enjoy for breakfast.
Good Friday is usually egg dying time but alas, this year it was Saturday before we could get the eggs done. The French wire rack has been mine "forever" and is a great for drying the still wet eggs. Once dry, the egg rack is placed on the breakfast room table. I can't imagine an Easter when we didn't dye eggs.
And we sit and admire our eggs with another hot cross bun and a cup of Earl Grey. As a child (and as I did for daughter Sarah), our after egg dying treat was frosted cutout cookies and glasses of milk.


katrina said...

How beautiful your Easter Day is at Linderhof! I feel as though I dropped in to bring you an Easter lily - have a gorgeous, happy day!

Fennie said...

Hallo Martha,
Thanks for dropping by my blog. Lovely pictures of your life and Easter at Linderhof. I enjoyed a very special Hot Cross bun, toasted and cinammony, with my family this morning while cuddling my grandson (2 months). So this is a special Easter.

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

Martha, your Easter feast is gorgeous. Thank you for stopping by my kitchen.
I'm thinking after seeing what you've done I wish I had decorated more today.....I used too. Thanks for reminding me how important it is.

Elizabethd said...

What an appetising breakfast! Very nice photos of your Easter.
Thank you for your visit to me in France!


Hello Martha, Have come here via Cait O'Connor. Love your blog. I am from Ireland. Visit U.S a lot, mainly NC,& Conn. where I have family and my best friend. We have lots of similar interests.Easter is such a lovely celebration. I have done an Easter blog you might enjoy.

From the Old InkWell said...

This looks and sounds like HEAVEN! I just love everything about this story and the pictures. You have inspired me to find a drying rack to place my dyed eggs for next Easter. My new little grandbaby will love it and so will I!
Easter blessings, Marsha

Elyse said...

this all looks wonderful and delicious!

happy belated pink saturday & happy easter, too!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Hope you had a wonderful Easter, Martha! I love your French wire egg rack.

Yolanda said...

I found you from Elizabethd, please do tell me how to make these Hot Cross buns! ;-)


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