We always start celebrating Mother’s Day early around here. The moms, grandmas and special women in our lives look forward to this time of year, when our talented artists begin creating our special Mom’s Hats. We don’t suggest wearing these creations, they are much more fun to eat. These adorable individual serving treats are made with a sugar cookie base that holds dark chocolate mousse surrounded by passionfruit mousse, all covered with a velvety chocolate finish, a marzipan ribbon and chocolate flower garnish.
Of course, the Mom’s Hat is a great addition to Mother’s Day celebrations, but we also like it for springtime luncheons and tea parties. The good news is that you don’t have to wait for Mother’s Day to give one a try. Our Mom’s Hat is available now through May 29th in our cafes and at Town & Country/Central Markets, Metropolitan Markets and PCC Natural Markets. Make sure you have this adorable bonnet for your mom by calling one of our cafes. Please allow 72 hours advance notice for special orders.
Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! One a penny, two a penny, Hot cross buns! If you have no daughters, Give them to your sons. One a penny, Two a penny, Hot Cross Buns.*
A Good Friday tradition, our Hot Cross Buns have become a local favorite. These slightly sweet buns feature a rich velvety crumb, currants and trademark glaze topping. Warm or toast and serve with breakfast, brunch or afternoon tea. Find our legendary Hot Cross Buns from March 21-April 17 at our cafes and most grocery stores that carry our breads.
Look what the Easter Bunny requested this year! Easter egg sugar cookies with yellow frosting topped with sugar and pink frosted cookies with yellow frosting polka dots. Wrap them up cute and give as Easter gifts, serve for dessert or save them all for yourself. These tasty treats are available March 16 – April 6 in our cafes and select grocery stores.
Has your family passed down any superstitions about hot crossed buns? We hear hanging a hot crossed bun in your kitchen on Good Friday will ensure your bread won’t mold and will turn out perfect all year long.**
*The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes (Oxford University Press, 1951, 2nd edn., 1997), p. 197.
**Recipewise.co.uk – The History Of The Hot Cross Bun page.1