Hot cross buns

hot cross buns

In many Christian countries, hot crust buns have been eaten during Lent, right through to Good Friday. The cross on the bun is a symbol of the Crucifixion.

During the reign of Elizabeth I, in 1592, a decree was given to forbid the sale of hot cross buns and other spiced breads, except at burials, Good Friday or Christmas. Further attempts were made to ‘ban the bun’ during the reign of James I.

Traditional hot cross buns are usually made with currants or raisins; however there are some tasty new varieties made with orange and cranberry, apple and cinnamon, chocolate chips and even Earl Grey tea.

Hot Cross Buns

We’ll be having some hot cross buns in the Delights Kitchen on Good Friday. They’re best eaten warm or split in two and toasted, oozing with melted better.

Hot cross buns
Hot cross buns
One a penny, two a penny
Hot cross buns
If you have no daughters, give them to your sons
One a penny, two a penny
Hot cross buns

About Delights by Cynthia

I have a cake business called Delights by Cynthia. I blog about cakes, treats and all things sweet.
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