Hot crossed buns mean nothing to me beyond the nursery rhyme (one a-penny, two a-penny…)but apparently that’s not the case across the big water. I read in the London Mail about a bun that’s still in a family’s possession since 1821. The story includes a bonus – use of the word “gobsmacked.”
It may look like a particularly unappetising biscuit, or even a rock. But this, its proud owner believes, is the oldest hot cross bun in the world.
Mrs Titman now keeps the box in a drawer at her home in Deeping St James, Lincolnshire, and says the bun still smells fresh.
IN THE BUSH: Take this link for a review of an usual cookbook:
The roasts section is extensive, with a South African flavour, such as impala leg roast and game bird fire-pit roast. There are also curries (like springbok vindaloo), sosaties, boerewors, vetkoek and padkos and liver recipes such as pofadder liver, tomato and onions sprinkled with herbs and stuffed into a large intestine – delicious, according to those who have tried it.