The photo left is my first success at homemade hot-cross buns! (Admittedly: the first batch was rock-hard and had to be thrown out...so it's my second try and they are soooo good...light and fluffy and with the perfect spices! mmm!)
Good Friday (Karfreitag) is an official national holiday in Germany...so the libraries, archives, stores, grocery stores, post office, bank...everything is closed. When I went to the grocery store yesterday the egg department was looking pretty sad and empty. :) Everyone getting their Easter eggs!