Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Good Friday

Good Friday did not go at all like we planned it to.
We did not manage hardly any of the things we had planned or regularly do. However these are some of the things we did do on this day.
Myffwyn had to put some flowers around the cross for Jesus ( photo above) "to make him happy because he is sad"
We set out our tomb and the figures and sealed up the tomb.
Judas is hanging from the fireplace. Our blood thirsty children love to do this and (argue) um, take it in turns over who gets to hang Judas.
All the thorns have been removed from the Crown of Thorns, early even!
Eden and Rogan were carding wool to start spinning with.
We prepared our Hot Cross Bun dough after lunch to have for our dinner.
Moran, Myffwyn and Corbyn kneading the dough.

This is a sweet dough recipe and I also use it as a base for our Hot Cross Buns on Good Friday with the addition of fruit and a sweet glaze on top: (I also use it for doughnuts)

Ingredients ~
580ml of water
2 eggs
4 Tbs of butter or oil (I use oil)
2 Tsp of salt
4 Tbs of sugar
7 cups of Bread flour
6 Tbs of milk powder 4Tsp Bread improver
5 Tsp yeast

add 2 tsp of Cinnamon
2 Tsp of mixed spice
2 1/2 cups of sultana (or your own mix of dried fruit)

Method ~
Put everything into a bowl and knead either by hand or mixer until ready.

Shape into balls and place in an oven tray with sides.
Cover with plastic. NB: The best way we have found so they don't stick to the plastic is to cover with a supermarket shopping bag.
Let rise until doubled in size.

When doubled in size blend together 4 TBS of water and 1/2 cup of plain flour until smooth batter has formed.
Spoon into a piping bag and make a cross on the buns (after removing the plastic of course)
Bake in a pre heated oven for about 15 mins
Remove from oven to cooler
Brush with Hot Cross bun Glaze~
1 cup of icing sugar
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
2 TBS of water
Combine ingredients until smooth and thin and brush on still warm Hot Cross Buns
Straight out of the oven
Note~ We ran out of icing sugar and used Brown sugar instead. It still tasted yummy. Oh and we usually double (blush, blush) the glaze so we can add extra on.
Regular Glaze buns
Brown sugar glaze

We did manage to get to confession but did not make the Mass in the afternoon.
We did watch the Jesus movie we have and had our Fish Fillet hamburgers for Lunch, (Very quick this way.)

But that was all we managed.



Gardenia said...

what a Christ-filled day you all had. I can't imagine who you fit everything into the day. and this may show my naivete, but I don't think I've ever seen crosses on the hot cross buns that AREN'T made of icing, so I applaud you for doing the real deal ! the three crosses display is beautiful. love the little soldier guys -- will have to check out playmobil. look at how your sons made Christ so victorious over those layed-down soldiers. they got the right idea.

Gardenia said...

ok, I'm losing my mind. the playmobil soldiers are on another blog I just read. that's what I get for trying to squeeze in my comments before I start making dinner.


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