Hot Cross Buns

We normally did not have Hot Cross Buns for Good Friday in Romania. In fact, Good Friday would normally be a fasting day in preparation for Easter. However, my kids are born in the US and, even though we go by the Orthodox calendar, they want to celebrate everything so here we are making Hot Cross Buns.

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Seeds and Olives Bread

I make most of the bread we eat in our home and we really enjoy it. If you want fresh bread in the morning you can try the No-Knead Dutch Oven Bread I posted a while back as you get everything ready in the evening and you just need to warm up the oven and let it bake in the morning. The below is a recipe that will take you about 2 -2.5 hours from start to finish, I usually make it during the weekend and it lasts our family of 5 for a couple days.

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Pizza

Friday night is Pizza night in our house.

My kids love rolling the dough and crafting their own pizza. It gets a little messy with all the flour and cheese covering the countertops but they seem to enjoy it so I patiently wait until they are done and make sure to add a little more cheese for them before popping the pizza in the oven.

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Blueberry Banana Mini Muffins

We always have bananas in our household, it’s a great snack and my kids love them until they start getting the brown spots and nobody wants to eat them after. This Blueberry Banana recipe is a quick and delicious way to use those overripe bananas. The blueberries will add a sour touch to the sweetness of the banana bread but if you don’t have any on hand you can substitute with walnuts / cranberry / raisins or just use plain bananas.

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