By the time you read this, I'd already be on my way to London. YAY!
Will try to post from my brother's place if and when I get the time to. I am also trying to see if I can get to YP for Sunday morning practice with the London ashtangis (Sorry Susan! Sorry Mel! Won't get to see you guys in the shala but maybe my next trip, some time next month?) :)
Anyways, hope you have a good Easter break, and here's what the Dutch have over Easter. We got an office mail saying Easter goodies were in the kitchen yesterday. So... of course I was expecting: HOT CROSS BUNS!!! I love the stuff and miss it (why don't they just sell it all year round?)
Instead, this is what I found:
I was like... er... what the heck is THIS?!
It's almond bread. See where I've made the hole? There's almond paste in the centre of the bread, and you take it and spread it all over the bread, which is what I'd already done in the picture. Nobody knew what the meaning or significance was... "It's just what we eat at Easter! ...also, this is the same thing as Christmas bread!"
Er... OK... Christmas bread?! I know Christmas cake, Christmas pudding and mince pies (Yum!), but Christmas bread is something new to me.
Then the other cracker-looking thing (tastes just like Carr's table water biscuits, except they are 3 times the size)... everyone I asked said "I dunno why we eat that either. It's like a Jewish biscuit".
Er... OK... Jewish biscuits? During EASTER?! Unless you're Jews for Jesus, this is something new to me too!
It was quite funny that none of the locals seemed to know the significance either. It just is. (London hot cross buns, I'm coming straight for you!)