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ONE WOMAN, SEVENTEEN BRITISH ACCENTS

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stilhaven:

It’s that time of year again, and we can gladly enjoy hot cross buns! Here’s a great recipe to make your own:
Spiced yeast bun dough has to be kept warm, as spices have a tranquillising effect on yeast. One trick is to put the covered tray of shaped buns in a very cool oven, about 90C (70C fan-assisted) for three to four minutes, to boost surface temperature slightly.
150ml cider at room temperature1 7g sachet fast-action yeast75g wholemeal flour150g double cream4 tsp mixed spice2 medium eggs50g honey300g mixed dried fruit400g strong white flour25g cornflour1 tsp saltOil for kneading
For the cross150g plain flour50ml sunflower oil125ml water
For the spice glaze½ tsp mixed spice25g caster sugar
Mix the cider, yeast and wholemeal flour in a bowl and leave to bubble for 30 minutes. In a saucepan, whisk the cream, spice, egg and honey, put over a low heat and stir until just warm, about blood heat. Pour into the yeast mix and add the dried fruit. In another bowl, stir the flour, cornflour and salt, add the yeast mixture, combine to a soft, sticky dough and leave for 10 minutes.
Lightly oil a worktop, and gently knead the dough for 10 seconds. Return to the bowl, cover and leave somewhere warm for an hour, until risen slightly. Divide into 12 roughly 100g pieces, shape into balls and put on a tray lined with nonstick paper. Cover and leave to rise somewhere warm until almost doubled.
Mix the cross ingredients and spoon into a piping bag with a plain 0.75cm nozzle. Heat the oven to 220C (200C fan-assisted)/425F/gas mark 7, pipe crosses on the buns and bake for 15-18 minutes. Remove and leave until almost cool. Boil the spice, sugar and 25ml water until syrupy, brush over the buns and they’re ready to roll.

A mouth watering recipe for traditional hot cross buns.

stilhaven:

It’s that time of year again, and we can gladly enjoy hot cross buns! Here’s a great recipe to make your own:

Spiced yeast bun dough has to be kept warm, as spices have a tranquillising effect on yeast. One trick is to put the covered tray of shaped buns in a very cool oven, about 90C (70C fan-assisted) for three to four minutes, to boost surface temperature slightly.

150ml cider at room temperature
1 7g sachet fast-action yeast
75g wholemeal flour
150g double cream
4 tsp mixed spice
2 medium eggs
50g honey
300g mixed dried fruit
400g strong white flour
25g cornflour
1 tsp salt
Oil for kneading

For the cross
150g plain flour
50ml sunflower oil
125ml water

For the spice glaze
½ tsp mixed spice
25g caster sugar


Mix the cider, yeast and wholemeal flour in a bowl and leave to bubble for 30 minutes. In a saucepan, whisk the cream, spice, egg and honey, put over a low heat and stir until just warm, about blood heat. Pour into the yeast mix and add the dried fruit. In another bowl, stir the flour, cornflour and salt, add the yeast mixture, combine to a soft, sticky dough and leave for 10 minutes.

Lightly oil a worktop, and gently knead the dough for 10 seconds. Return to the bowl, cover and leave somewhere warm for an hour, until risen slightly. Divide into 12 roughly 100g pieces, shape into balls and put on a tray lined with nonstick paper. Cover and leave to rise somewhere warm until almost doubled.

Mix the cross ingredients and spoon into a piping bag with a plain 0.75cm nozzle. Heat the oven to 220C (200C fan-assisted)/425F/gas mark 7, pipe crosses on the buns and bake for 15-18 minutes. Remove and leave until almost cool. Boil the spice, sugar and 25ml water until syrupy, brush over the buns and they’re ready to roll.

A mouth watering recipe for traditional hot cross buns.

Tea time.

Tea time.

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thenorsebros:

Tom Hiddleston in the Jaguar Big Game Commercial (x)

Have you ever wondered why in Hollywood movies, all the villains are played by Brits? 

Check out this Brit-inspired Jaguar Commercial for the big game today.

BBC Original House of Cards to air this Sunday on BBC AMERICA
Anglophenia announced this morning, that following BBC Home Entertainment’s release of the digitally remastered House of Cards trilogy, BBC AMERICA will air the original Emmy-winning House of Cards miniseries, the first part of the trilogy, this Sunday (February 17) at 3 pm ET.
Find out more here.

BBC Original House of Cards to air this Sunday on BBC AMERICA

Anglophenia announced this morning, that following BBC Home Entertainment’s release of the digitally remastered House of Cards trilogy, BBC AMERICA will air the original Emmy-winning House of Cards miniseries, the first part of the trilogy, this Sunday (February 17) at 3 pm ET.

Find out more here.

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You say VIT-a-min, I say VITE-a-min … 10 Words Pronounced Differently in Britain - Anglophenia

These words look the same in both the U.S. and U.K. but for some reason they do not quite sound the same. Basically the stress is on different syllables but in some cases it’s just plain unexplainable! But, we will try.

1. Vitamin = In the U.K. it’s pronounced how it is spelled VIT-a-min, vit rhymes with wit. Americans pronounced it VITE-a-min, vite rhyming with bite.

2. Aluminum = The British pronunciation is a tongue twister. It comes easier after a few tries. But, then you’re in danger of forgetting how to say it in American-English. Sounding it out may help, al-loo-MIN-ee-um … There’s a second “i” in the British form of the word, aluminium, hence the extra syllable….

Click through to try your hand at the other 8 words.

The BBC America Tumblr presents to you a visual guide to the British snack food available in our New York office vending machine.

Walkers and Tayto, roast chicken and ‘Cheese & Onion’ crisps, Bounty bars that look the same but taste different. Familiarize yourself for your next trip across the pond.

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Never Mind The London Eye, Here’s The London Nose | Anglophenia

Never Mind The London Eye, Here’s The London Nose | Anglophenia

Congrats to Bradley Wiggins on becoming Britain’s first Tour de France Champion!
BBC News Magazine’s 10 Reasons Wiggins Won

Congrats to Bradley Wiggins on becoming Britain’s first Tour de France Champion!

BBC News Magazine’s 10 Reasons Wiggins Won

BBC News - In pictures: Diamond Jubilee

BBC News - In pictures: Diamond Jubilee