Friday, March 29, 2013

Hot-Cross Buns

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!
~~Mother Goose

Hot cross buns, eaten warm or split with butter, probably originated in the 16th century~~
 Good Friday was one occasion when the bakers were allowed to use a special dough in bread production.
 To signal the end of the Lenten fast, they marked buns with crosses
and citizens enjoyed them on Easter morning.

Check your local bakery for this British Easter tradition.
They'll be for sale at mine!



tammy j said...

and made me think.
as a child i knew by heart almost all those nursery rhymes. thanks to hours with my gram. probably couldn't get a little one to sit still long enough now... much less get them to memorize them!
we live in a different world.
you took me back a moment. thanks!
wonder if panera has hot cross buns? our only good bakery with fairly reasonable prices. alas.
but now i will check it out!
happy blessed weekend dear heart.

Hanne Bente said...

Hello Becky - the bun looks great. We can not buy such some here in Denmark. St. Prayer can buy hveder - do not know if you know it.
Wish you a nice Easter :) Hugs Hanne Bente

Linda said...

We are eating our hot cross buns here, Becky! As well as yesterday there are some left for brunch this Easter Saturday and the grandchildren are enjoying them!

rosaria williams said...

I have not seen them in our supermarkets up here in the Northwest. Yet, when I lived in LA, I saw them everywhere, and never failed to pick up a dozen. They are very, very good.
Happy Easter.