Friday, April 10, 2009

FOODIE FRIDAY - ONE A PENNY, TWO A PENNY....


Linda and I met in a supermarket bar for our weekly gossip this morning and I was delighted when Linda produced from her bag two homemade hot cross buns! She asked the barman / waiter if he minded our consuming them there, along with a cappuccino in her case and a lemon tea in mine and he was most obliging - indeed, interested to observe this strange British custom.

I don't know of many bars or cafés in Britain where you could eat your own food, do you?

Later, in the supermarket, I found raspberries on sale for the first time in Sicily ! I haven't tasted any for four years, so I'm off to enjoy them now.

12 comments:

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

I was amused when I saw Hotcross buns on your plates :-)

I think it would be more like.... I don't know ANY cafes, they all have signs up..

"ONLY FOOD BOUGHT HERE CAN BE CONSUMED IN THIS CAFE"

How great of the barman/waiter..he must of wondered what the "BUNS" were..

Who is Linda..do we know her? How did she get the buns?

I hope you both enjoyed them :-)

mutleythedog said...

I would have chucked you out for that!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Anne. Yes, I remember notices like that. Linda is English, married to Gino the artist. I've mentioned her a lot. She made the buns - they were naughty but nice! Hi, Mutley. It's a long time since I got thrown out of a bar!

Ellee Seymour said...

I used to make home made hot cross buns too many moons ago. And o are correct, we wouldn't get away with that in the UK.

Happy Easter to you and Simi Welshcakes.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Oh I remember Linda now..

Happy Easter to All :-)

Devonshire Dumpling said...

I have a master bakers recipe for hot cross buns and I think you could get all the ingredients over there. If you want the recipe then email me.

I could even send you a rasperry cane cutting but I am not sure about the EU regulations to allow the import of anything with a root - I'll check it out anyhow.

Abbey said...

I smiled at the rasberrys .. they are common here... mmm what fruit would i miss if i left home,, mangoes

jams o donnell said...

Ah lemon tea and hot cross buns. A nice contrast!

Dragonstar said...

Believe it or not, I've just eaten two Hot Cross Buns! This is noteworthy, as I've not been able to eat much most of the week. I bet those homemade ones were nicer than mine though!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Ellee. Happy Easter to you and your family. And to you and yours, Anne. DD, that is very kind. I'd love to have the recipe. I'm not sure about the regulations either but that is a very kind thought. I will email you. Happy Easter. Hi, Abbey. You could get mangoes here! Happy Easter to you. Hi, Dragonstar. Are you unwell? Will come over and find out. Happy Easter to you.

Liz said...

I didn't realise that hot cross buns were singularly british! But, no, no cafe would let you eat your own food.

Hope you and Simi have had a good Easter.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, jams. The tea takes away the guilt over the buns! Hi, Liz. Happy Easter.

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