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Tiff is a PhD student in English literature at UC-Berkeley. She takes no prisoners, bars no holds, holds no bars.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Martyr Buns

PM and I don't celebrate St. Valentine's Day, but we do celebrate St. Faustinus and Jovita Day--St. Faustinus and Jovita being two brothers who were beheaded because of their Christian faith.  St. Faustinus and Jovita Day falls on February 15th.  Last year, I made special sugar cookies:
I didn't want to get into a rut, so this year, I tried a variation: Martyr Buns--Chinese steamed buns filled with blood-red "brains".  

Before Steaming.

After Steaming. 

Sleepy-eyed PM after I burst into his room at 7am in the morning to serve him the buns of the martyrs....that sounded vaguely off-colour...