very hot and very sticky
This is our once a year day. One of the favourite films in this house is The Pajama Game (we are going to see it at the theatre in June to celebrate end of A levels and the end of school all round) and we love the Once a Year Day song (and dance and wonderful palette). I make hot cross buns once a year, so this is an apt theme tune for this post. This year they were without crosses but with nutmeg and allspice, and they were particularly pillowy and soft and delicious. Seriously, I could eat these all year round but if I did I wouldn't be able to do the high lifts and twirling around that go with the song.
10 minutes later
(I always use the recipe in Baking with Passion by Dan Lepard but I've never used the mineral water he stipulates - tap water is fine for me, and I don't include dried apricots or mixed spice, and I don't wait two hours for the sponge to rise, and I use less flour. In fact, it's not really his recipe any more.)