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Friday, September 20, 2019

Time Flies

Last hurrah before school officially starts 
(oops...this picture is from a month ago).
BAP is going into 6th grade.
SSP will be a 3rd grader.

Will time ever slow down?!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Alleluia! Jesus is Risen! Alleluia!

Happy Easter! May God richly bless you during this special holy season and always.  Today we celebrate, after 40 days of fasting, prayers and alms giving, the richness of Christ's Resurrection.



Friday, April 19, 2019

1 A Penny. 2 A Penny. Hot Cross Buns

Growing up every year on Good Friday we would make Hot Cross Buns.  Since getting married and raising my own family I have done the same thing. It is such a fun tradition. BAP and SSP love the excitement of seeing little rolls with frosting crosses pop out of the oven. This year I tried a new recipe.  They did not look so pretty (so no picture) but they were delicious; we all loved them.  If you have every watched the show "The Great British Bake-Off" you would recognize the familiar name of Paul Hollywood.  This recipe is his...delicious.

Paul Hollywood's Hot Cross Buns
adapted from: http://paulhollywood.com/recipes/easter-hot-cross-buns/

Dough
4 cups flour
2 tsp salt
1/3 cup sugar
1 T yeast
2 eggs (I accidentally forgot)
1/2 cup water warmed with 1/2 cup warm milk
2 T butter melted in the milk and water

Fold in:
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup peeled and finely diced apple
1/3 cup orange marmalade, melted

Cross
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup powdered sugar
just a enough water to make a thick paste

Glaze
1/4 cup orange marmalade, melted

Mix together in a large mixing bowl the dough ingredients; fold in apple raisin mixture.  Let rest covered and rise until doubled. Shape into 12 rolls.  Place on parchment paper. Let rise again. While rising this second time preheat oven to 425. Next pipe on crosses. Bake 20 minutes.  When rolls are still warm brush on the melted marmalade. Let cool slightly and enjoy.