Traditional British Easter recipes are some of the best that Britain has to offer. Just think of how delicious Hot Cross Buns are. They’re so good, they’ve actually become a year round treat.
Read about the Royal Oak Foundation and how you can save a bundle on your travels to the UK.
You might have already seen my post on Mrs. Rabbit’s Hot Cross Buns, which are the buns you see in the photo above, made from a recipe which I adapted from a children’s activity booklet.
However, in that post, I never really wrote much about Hot Cross Buns (other than the recipe), Beatrix Potter, who is the creator of Mrs. Rabbit (Peter Rabbit’s mother), or how much she contributed to the establishment of the UK National Trust.
Recently, I told you about an American institution called The Royal Oak Foundation, when I also wrote about Rye and Eccles Cakes.
Well, today, I’m am honored and elated to be guest posting at the Royal Oak Foundation’s AngloFiles Blog, and I’d love for you to pop over there to read all about…
Beatrix Potter, The Lake District and some traditional British Easter recipes, including Mrs. Rabbit’s Hot Cross Buns!
I also want to take this opportunity to remind you that if you are taking a trip to the UK this year, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of a Royal Oak Foundation membership, which has loads of benefits, including~
No admission fees. No waiting in lines. Just quick and easy access to the best of Britain!
ALL membership levels provide:
- Unlimited entry to over 350 properties of the National Trust of England Wales & Northern Ireland
- Unlimited entry to 100 properties belonging to the National Trust for Scotland
- Reduced admission price for U.S. lectures, tours and other programs
- Tax-deductible member dues
10% Discount on Royal Oak merchandise
As a special offer to my readers, the Royal Oak foundation
is offering a 10% discount on annual memberships!
Just enter promo code “CUCINA2020″
I never travel to Britain without a Royal Oak membership, which is why I’ve teamed up with the Royal Oak Foundation to spread the word about its awesome benefits, along with the preservation efforts they provide to the National Trust. I hope you don’t miss the opportunity if you are taking a trip across the pond!
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I loved Beatrice Potter as a child and always found all the merchandising to be refined and fancy. I have seen an exposition on her works before and it was quite lovely. I have never had hot crossed buns but am anxious to try them!
I absolutely love this post! Although we live in France, my parents ensured that each time they came to visit us from the UK, they’d come with more Beatrix Potter books and videos for my girls – to the point that I was even worried that my Lucie would ask for a pocket handken instead of a tissue! They also took them to the museum in the Lake District. And yes, a trip to Granny and Grandpa’s at Easter is never the same without hot cross buns. Haven’t had them this year but now I’m thinking it’s not too late … Must ask Mum and Dad about this Oak Foundation… thanks!
Fellow Potter lovers!! That’s just lovely, Jill! We still use our Peter Rabbit tea towels :) Your parents probably won’t know about the Royal Oak Foundation as it’s an American program, but it is for the benefit of the UK National Trust. Thanks for stopping by! CC