Kath in Geneva is always a good read and I am making reference to this post where she talks about bread among other things.
Here are some easter buns or hot cross buns if you like. They came from a chain bakery who's name starts with B and it is not Brumbys. The buns are very nice, except they now package them into packs of eight, rather than the traditional six. Forcibly upsized again. We bought these last Saturday and today, Thursday, they are still deliciously fresh.
But should they be? Have you all seen photos of the the McDonalds hamburger that was kept at room temperature for years and it never decayed?
I fear our buns might be the same.
Here is a relevant snip from Kath's piece. It is rather concerning really. Btw, if baguettes in France are anything like baguettes in its old colony Vietnam, then they are superb.
thin baguettes comprise 99% of all bread sold and consumed in this part
of the world. Crusty, fresh and flavoursome, it is designed to be
bought and devoured on the same day. No preservatives are added, so
twenty fours later your forgotten Pain Genovese would function better as
a sturdy fence post than a breakfast option.
Enjoy your easter time, with or without buns. It is a time to celebrate
the death and the rising of christ, or dis christianity and praise
allah, or work and earn penalty rates or just some time to catch up with
friends or family. I happily celebrate easter, in a non religious but cultural manner.