A Very Happy Easter from Linderhof to your homeWhat 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.