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Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Holy Thursday and Good Friday 2011
We have a script that we use every year and is quite simple to use in a family situation
This year the Mass was in another town in our Parish and we had to arrive early as our boys wanted to serve as well.
We usually do not get to finish our meal as we tend to have to hurry to get to Mass, much like the Jews in being readiness to leave.
Cenecle with the Apostles and Jesus, reenacting the last supper. Once again Arwen was happy to play with them for ages and Moran and Myffwyn were constantly re arranging them into the order that was on the wall hanging.
The nails were added, paint applied and the crown of thorns and scarlet robe attached as well.
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)
580ml of water
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)
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
Crack Me Eggs organised as well.
We finished off the night with watching the Jesus movie with the younger ones and the Passion of the Christ with the Kynan, Braedon, Autumn and Saxon.
It seems so very long ago that we celebrated Easter Day and all the lead up to it. The preparations are so involved but indeed I treasure these days that we celebrate events together as a family.
Blessings to you and your homes,