I ran a few errands yesterday in preparation for today. I'm having a few friends over for a potluck dinner. While I was at it, I thought I'd pick up an Easter treat for myself. Hot Crossed Buns. I love them. My favourite part...the cross. I don't know what it is made of, but it's the best! Sweet, sticky and really the most important part. What would a hot crossed bun be without the hot cross?
I went into the bread store around the corner from me. I was the only customer in there and two employees looked at me eager to help. I saw the pile of hot crossed buns with a sign that said $6.50. I thought, "$6.50 for 6 buns?! Really?" I turned around and walked out without saying anything.
As I picked up a few other things, I got thinking about how I'm not really doing anything else for Easter. Why not treat myself to six little buns? I contemplated how that $6.50 could pay for a movie rental or a drink out with friends. I decided to stop being so neurotic, so I took the plunge and bought the stupid buns.
I just heated two up in the toaster oven to have with my coffee this morning. They were horrible. Dry and stale before I toasted them. The crossed topping had no taste at all and was a dried up mess. Turns out I should have trusted my first instinct. Instead I ended up with a hot crossed waste of money.