13 June 2010
When I'm not cooking, eating or writing about food, I like to read. There's nothing so delightful to me as a rainy day at home, in my robe, with tea and buns (or scones or crumpets) and a good book (preferably English). There are good books I've only read once, but some books are meant to be enjoyed again and again. Has anyone ever read a Jane Austen novel just once? A day spent in Jane Austen's world can be a marvelous restorative, and I just recently discovered Jane Austen's World, a most scholarly blog where a Janeite can find anything s/he needs to know.
And there I have posted a short piece along with my Sally Lunn buns recipe. Basically a brioche, they are good with either sweet or savory accompaniments. My method is so simple--no need for great skill or strength (no kneading) and no need for any special equipment (no food processor or heavy-duty stand mixer). Give them a try and let me know what you think.
Come back here on Friday for the strawberry jam!