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Friday, April 10, 2009

Traditional Good Friday treats - Hot cross buns!:)

Hot-Cross Buns
Hot Cross Buns - Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes Hot-cross Buns!
Hot-cross Buns!
One a penny, two a penny,
Hot-cross Buns!

Hot-cross Buns!
Hot-cross Buns!
If ye have no daughters,
Give them to your sons.

Traditional Good Friday treats - Hot cross buns!:)

My Good Friday dinner

Some traditional Hot cross buns :)

I had mine drizzled with some golden syrup, yummilicious!;p


History of the Hot Cross Bun:

Hot cross buns are typically eaten on Good Friday and during Lent

Stories abound about the origins of the Hot Cross Bun. Yet, the common thread throughout is the symbolism of the "cross" of icing which adorns the bun itself.

Some say that the origin of Hot Cross Buns dates back to the 12th century, when an Angelican monk was said to have placed the sign of the cross on the buns, to honor Good Friday, a Christian holiday also known as the Day of the Cross. Supposedly, this pastry was the only thing permitted to enter the mouths of the faithful on this holy day.

Other accounts talk of an English widow, who's son went off to sea. She vowed to bake him a bun every Good Friday. When he didn't return she continued to bake a hot
cross bun for him each year and hung it in the bakery window in good faith that he would some day return to her. The English people kept the tradition for her even after she passed away.

Others say that Hot Cross Buns have pagan roots as part of spring festivals and that the monks simply added the cross to convert people to Christians. Even if this is the case, I think it was rather bright of the monks to be able to so readily tie existing traditions to Christianity!

From the net


Anonymous Tini Tumma said...


For Christians today Good Friday is a day of fasting and repentence. Its like there is a death in the family. So people dont cook, and are in mourning. Treats and Good Friday definitely dont go together. Love your recipe though.

December 1, 2009 at 8:52 AM  

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