Friday, February 09, 2007

Extreme baking

When Johnny got too chilly playing in the snow, I felt some cinnamon-y baking therapy was in order. The bread maker had a recipe for hot cross buns. Approximately seasonal - check, ingredients in the larder - check, assistant on board - not so sure.

The problem, you see, lay in the buns' name. He just didn't want them to be cross. Hot happy buns? Yes, those would do nicely. Although slightly demonic buns may be a slightly more appropriate description. He insisted on doing the faces, and re-shaping the buns. But they did love them, and I think 'hot happy buns' has a certain ring to it.....
Can't believe I posted that picture. My culinary credibility just dropped off the scale.

18 comments:

Flibbertygibbet said...

Hot happy buns? That's just priceless! Now I want to try them...

Kate said...

Love the 'slightly demonic buns'!

kirsten said...

only a child would come up with hot happy buns.

excellent.

jen said...

i think it looks happy :)

TinkerBlue said...

he slightly demonic hot happy bun just made me laugh out loud.

Dee said...

their happy and yummy! love it.

julie said...

Brilliant - hot happy buns are fab - now quick, get on to the patents office before you start seeing them popping up in Sainsbury's!

capello said...

mmmmm... hot happy buns. ::drool::

recipe? please? so i can figure out a gluten-free version?

lazylol said...

Lovely - I could just eat one. I haven't had any yet this year.

jennpal said...

Hot Happy Buns do sound sooo much more tasty that hot cross buns. I want one...

karen said...

I'm with Johnny on that one - hot happy buns is soo much better

Catrina said...

Too cute & Funny :)

nuttnbunny said...

Or a "Bun unto Itself"?

Sweet Treat said...

Heh.. Heh...Heh... oh, this made me giggle. They must be Hot Happy Buns!T

monica said...

I still think my ginger biscuit were scarier... but then again...

I've got a bread maker but never attempted that. I tried the chocolate bread... but didn't cook and remained a sticky mess in the basket. Did you ever try that?

tiel s-k said...

hot happy buns
hot happy buns
one a penny two a penny
hot happy buns
if you have no daughters
give them to your sons
one a penny two a penny
hot happy buns

Samantha said...

They are the funniest things I have seen in a long time! And I quite agree with the Happy Buns.

They certainly look more happy than cross

rooruu said...

That's the sort of picture that confirms culinary credibility, in my book. Just delightful. And how else will the next generation of cooks learn and experiment?