Laden with fragrance as spring winds, these hot cross buns made from a spicy sweet yeast dough and filled with the traditional currants. Other popular fruits are citron, raisins, and chopped candied fruit or peel. This sweet yeast dough is successful as a refrigerator dough and may be made a day or two before it is to be used, thus saving last minute flurries of preparation. Make yourself this treat as Easter is just around the corner.
A modern-day mother’s life is excellent, but women sometimes yearn for the simplicity of the 1950s mothers enjoyed. The essential to-dos of the day were curling their hair, feeding their kids some Cheese Whiz and baking a pie for their family parties.
In theory, those gossiping, nylon wearing, lipstick smearing, afternoon boozing mamas were living the life, and here’s why
Valentine’s Day class activities were once entirely different than they are today. Very young men used to get packages of Valentine’s cards from the local shop. These cards usually had some favourite cartoon characters on it and generic messages. Their Valentine’s Day activities involved passing out a Valentine to every boy and girl they knew. No one was left out. Nothing was heartfelt, and sweets were almost always included.