Happy Easter weekend! How can you tell its a Bank Holiday weekend in the UK. The Traffic going out of town towards the coast on the Motor Way is horrendous! And it's raining. LOL Most Bank Holidays come accompanied with copious amounts of rain. For all these reasons, Todd and I never go anywhere on a Bank Holiday weekend, except for church!
On Thursday we had to take a meal to a family who just had a baby this past week, and let me tell you, at 3 PM on Thursday afternoon, the traffic flow towards Flint was bumper to bumper, and after we had dropped it off and were on our way back home, the traffic moving into Flint (and towards the coast) was at a virtual stand still. Not my idea of a holiday!
I cannot claim to have thought this up myself, although I certainly had it in the pipeline, but Waitrose beat me to the pip! I can only lay claim to the addition of the Gran Marnier Liqueur
I thought it would go excellently in the batter and along with the flavours of the hot cross bun themselves, and I was right . . . it did.
Vanilla would also work, as would Courvoisier or orange flower water. It is really a nice addition.
I served this on heated plates along with some grilled streaky bacon and meaty sausages, with Maple Syrup for pouring.
Altogether it was very . . . very nice. I highly recommend!
*Hot Cross Bun French Toast*Serves 4
2 TBS butter
If you didn't want to serve bacon or sausage with this, fresh fruit would also go very nicely. Bon Appetit!