Family Recipe Friday: Easter celebrations

Happy Easter!

The New Zealand Woman's Weekly Cookbooks by iconic cookery editor Tui Flower were highly popular in the 1970s resulting in multiple reprints.  Because there has been a bit of a resurgence of  home cooking/baking and eating 'whole foods' lately, I thought I'd share a  recipe for hot cross buns. Perhaps you'll be inspired to make one of your own family's recipes or plan a 'retro dinner' as part of your Easter celebrations.

This recipe for hot cross buns is from pages 192 & 196 of April 1976 reprint of The New Zealand Woman's Weekly Cookbook.

Auckland Libraries holds in its collection The New Zealand Woman's Weekly magazine on microfilm in the Central Auckland Research Centre. Some of the more traditional cookbooks are real gems, and are borrowable as well.

 Easter vacation, 1932, Auckland Weekly News,
 Auckland Libraries, AWNS 19320330-42-5.
If baking is not your thing, then decorating a few eggs with your children or grandchildren for an egg hunt is a nice nod to another longstanding Easter tradition.

Early last year Joanne wrote a wonderful blog on 'Kiwi style' cooking, if you haven't read it then I suggest you click here.

Relax and enjoy your family time.


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