Friday, 22 April 2011

Why Hot Cross Buns?

On Good Friday Christians eat Hot Cross Buns.   

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I'm sure you've seem them, all over the shelves of every supermarket at this time of year.  

They are pastry buns with raisins and sultanas in the dough; on top is a cross in White dough or icing.  The cross on top of the spiced bun is the symbol of the cross that Jesus died on.

I've blogged about Good Friday and Jesus' death here at LLM Calling.

Hot cross buns were always eaten straight from the oven at breakfast, hot. In our house we still eat them for breakfast, but not necessarily ONLY at breakfast.

And yes, the hot cross bun song does have a source; it was often sung by those selling hot cross buns on the streets.

"Hot cross buns, Hot cross buns, 
One a penny, two a penny, 
Hot cross buns."

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