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April Bloomfield’s Hot Cross Buns Return to The Breslin for the Easter Season

April Bloomfield’s Hot Cross Buns Return to The Breslin for the Easter Season

Beginning Saturday, March 21, chef April Bloomfield will once again offer house-made hot cross buns for the Easter season

Traditionally eaten on Good Friday, The Breslin’s hot cross buns will be available until Easter Sunday, on April 5.

Beginning Saturday, March 21, chef April Bloomfield will once again offer house-made hot cross buns for the Easter season.

Traditionally eaten on Good Friday, The Breslin’s hot cross buns will be available until Easter Sunday, on April 5.

Orders (available for takeaway by the half dozen for $20) must be placed by emailing the adorably named [email protected] to request an order form, which should be filled out and returned by noon on the day before you intend to pick them up.

Orders will be packaged in a gift box, and can be picked up from The Breslin’s host stand between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

For proper enjoyment, by the way, Bloomfield recommends that you toast the buns and slather them with fresh butter and flaky salt.

As a reminder, April and her sous chef Edie Ugot will host Filipino Night on Monday, March 23 at The Spotted Pig.

Expect traditional Filipino dishes honoring Edie’s heritage alongside the regular à la carte menu, plus Filipino desserts and San Miguel beer.


April Bloomfield’s Hot Cross Buns Return to The Breslin for the Easter Season - Recipes

October is dedicated by Holy Mother the Church to Our Blessed Lady and her Rosary, so the October installments of Our Blessed Lady's Saturday are likewise dedicated.

The Holy Rosary,
by Pope Leo XIII

Accept, mighty Maid, we beseech thee,
This prayer with its fragrance of flowers
With one soul we seek thus to reach thee
And hail thee, God's Mother and ours.

Thy heart is made glad by our praying
Thy bounty is generous and wise
Thy hands are enriched for conveying
What God's tender Mercy supplies.

We kneel at thy shrines in the churches
Oh, gently look down from above,
And welcome the heart that then searches
For worthy expressions of love.

Let others present precious caskets
Of gems, or heap altars with gold
Slight prayer-beads shall serve us for baskets
To bring thee the garland they hold.

With violets lowly we fashion
This wreath, and with these are combined
Red roses--our faith in the Passion
With Chastity's lilies entwined.

Our minds, as the mysteries vary,
Are active our hands play their part
And always thy name, Holy Mary,
Oft-uttered, rejoices the heart.

Be with us we trust thee to guide us
Through life, and when laboring breath
At the last seeks thine aid, be beside us
To help at the hour of our death.

Pope Leo XIII
Robert, Cyril, Our Lady's Praise in Poetry ,
Poughkeepsie, New York: Marist Press, 1944.

Friday, October 26, 2007


The Easter Proclamation, from the Vigil Mass
(Latin and English from different sources and in different formats)

Rejoice, heavenly powers! Sing choirs of angels!
Exult, all creation around God's throne!
Jesus Christ, our King is risen!
Sound the trumpet of salvation!

Rejoice, O earth, in shining splendor,
radiant in the brightness of your King!
Christ has conquered! Glory fills you!
Darkness vanishes for ever!

Rejoice, O Mother Church! Exult in glory!
The risen Savior shines upon you!
Let this place resound with joy,
echoing the mighty song of all God's people!

My dearest friends,
standing with me in this holy light,
join me in asking God for mercy,
that he may give his unworthy minister
grace to sing his Easter praises.

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give him thanks and praise.
It is truly right that with full hearts and minds and voices
we should praise the unseen God, the all-powerful Father,
and his only Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
For Christ has ransomed us with his blood,
and paid for us the price of Adam's sin to our eternal Father!

This is our passover feast,
When Christ, the true Lamb, is slain,
whose blood consecrates the homes of all believers.

This is the night,
when first you saved our fathers:
you freed the people of Israel from their slav'ry,
and led them dry-shod through the sea.

This is the night,
when the pillar of fire destroyed the darkness of sin.

This is night,
when Christians ev'rywhere,
washed clean of sin and freed from all defilement,
are restored to grace and grow together in holiness.

This is the night,
when Jesus broke the chains of death
and rose triumphant from the grave.

What good would life have been to us,
had Christ not come as our Redeemer?

Father, how wonderful your care for us!
How boundless your merciful love!
To ransom a slave you gave away your Son.

O happy fault, O necessary sin of Adam,
which gained for us so great a Redeemer!

Most blessed of all nights,
chosen by God to see Christ rising from the dead!

Of this night scripture says:
"The night will be as clear as day:
it will become my light, my joy."

The power of this holy night dispels all evil,
washes guilt away, restores lost innocence,
brings mourners joy
it casts out hatred, brings us peace,
and humbles earthly pride.

Night truly blessed,
when heaven is wedded to earth
and we are reconciled to God!

Therefore, heavenly Father, in the joy of this night,
receive our evening sacrifice of praise,
your Church's solemn offering.

Accept this Easter candle,
a flame divided but undimmed,
a pillar of fire that glows to the honor of God.

Let it mingle with the lights of heaven
and continue bravely burning
to dispel the darkness of this night!

May the Morning Star which never sets
find this flame still burning:
Christ, that Morning Star,
who came back from the dead,
and shed his peaceful light on all mankind,
your Son, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

Exsultet iam angelica turba caelorum: exsultet divina mysteria: et pro tanti Regis victoria, tuba insonet salutaris. Gaudeat et tellus tantis irradiata fulgoribus: et aeterni Regis splendore illustrata, totius orbis se sentiat amisisse caliginem. Laetetur et mater Ecclisia tanti luminis adornata fulgoribus: et magnis populorum vocibus haec aula resultet. Dominus vobiscum.

Gratias agamus Domino Deo nostro.

Vere dignum et iustum est, invisibilem Deum Patrem omnipotentem, Filiumque eius unigenitum, dominum nostrum Iesum Christum, toto cordis ac mentis affectu, et vocis ministerio personare. Qui pro nobis aeterno Patri Adae debitum solvit: et veteris piaculi cautionem pio cruore detersit. Haec sunt enim festa paschalia, in quibus verus ille agnus occiditur, cuius sanguine postes fidelium consecrantur. Haec nox est, in qua primum patres nostros, filius Israel eductos de Aegypto, Mare Rubrum sicco vestigio transire fecisti. Haec igitur nox est, quae peccatorum tenebras columnae illuminatione purgavit. Haec nox est, quae hodie per universum mundum in Christo credentes, a vitiis saeculi et caligine peccatorum segregatos reddit gratiae, sociat sanctitati. Haec nox est, in qua, destructis vinculis mortis, Christus ab inferis victor ascendit. O mira circa nos tuae pietatis dignatio! O inaestimabilis dilecti o caritatis: ut servum redimeres , Filium tradidisti! O certe necessarium Adae peccatum, quod Christi morte deletum est! O felix culpa, quae talem ac tantum meruit habere Redemptorem! In huius igitur noctis gratia, suscipe, sancte Pater, laudis huius sacrificium vespertinum: quod tibi in hac cerei oblatione sollemni, per ministrorum manus de operibus apum, sacrosancta reddit Ecclesia. Oramus ergo te, Domine, ut cererus iste in honorem tui nominis consecratus, ad noctis huius caliginem destruendam, in deficiens perseveret. Et in odorem suavitatis acceptus, supernis luminaribus misceatur. Flammas eius lucifer matutinus inveniat. Ille, inquam, lucifer, qui nescit occasum: Christus Filius tuus, qui, regressus ab inferis, humano generi serenus illuxit, et tecum vivit et regnat in saecula saeculorum.


Lemon Blueberry Tiramisu Trifles

Ingredients:

  • 2 fresh lemons, juiced and zested
  • 2 tablespoons Limoncello liqueur
  • 1 17.6 oz container plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup prepared lemon curd
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 30 ladyfingers
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

Combine lemon juice and Limoncello, then set aside. Reserve the lemon zest to add later.

In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, blend together yogurt, lemon curd and sugar, beating until well blended. Cut each ladyfinger crosswise into 3 pieces.

Arrange 5 ladyfinger pieces into each of 9 wine glasses or small bowls, then drizzle each serving with about 1 teaspoon Limoncello mixture.

Spoon on 1 tablespoon of blueberries, then top with 2 tablespoons of yogurt mixture in each glass. Repeat layers, then sprinkle evenly with reserved lemon zest and a few fresh blueberries. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.


Watch the video: Hot Cross Buns: Preparing for Easter. Practice English with Spotlight (December 2021).