Friday, 21 March 2008

Hot Cross Buns

Today is Good Friday and it's tradition to eat a Hot Cross Bun today. The buns contain spices and currants and the cross on the top represents the cross used in the Crucifixion of Christ. The first recorded use of the term Hot Cross Bun dates from 1733, though they are thought to have been made long before this. The Hot Cross Bun even has its own song -

"Hot cross buns,
Hot cross buns,
one ha' penny,
two ha' penny,
hot cross buns.

If you have no daughters,
give them to your sons,
one ha' penny,
two ha' penny,
Hot Cross Buns"

The buns in the photo are from my local Supermarket (though they still taste good!) but I've got a treat in store for me at work today. A woman I work with is bringing in homemade Hot Cross Buns! Yummy!

9 comments:

Ken said...

I had no idea that's why hot cross buns were marked that way.

Thanks for dropping into to my site.

Chuck Pefley said...

Lovely! I'll have a dozen, please?

There's just something warm and comforting about traditions, don't you agree?

Jana said...

Yum. We are making Hot Cross for Easter morning.

Hyde DP said...

69p for a pack of four or 2 packs for £1.09 {thats =$2 US] in my supermarket yesterday so I'll be indulging myself with a cup of tea shortly!

Julie at Virtual Voyage said...

It's a few years since I heard that!
Gather snow is forecast here....have a happy Easter!

Gail's Man said...

Can't say I like HCB's. Looking forward to cracking open the chocolate egg that Gail bought me 2 weeks ago.

Thanks for your continued visits and have a Happy Easter.

brian said...

i've never heard of hot cross buns, but they look good! nice photo...

Neva said...

This little diddy will be in my head all night now!!! yummm these look good...store bought or home made! Hope you have a Happy EAster.

Ming the Merciless said...

I've heard of hot cross buns but I have never tried one before. It must be a British thing.

I bet they're delicious with a cup of tea.

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