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Hot Cross Buns - Easter Special

Hot Cross Buns - Easter Special

Hot Cross Buns - Easter Special

Easter Special
Hot Cross Buns - Popular Nursery Rhyme

A hot cross bun is a spiced sweet bun marked with a cross on the top. The traditional Hot Cross buns, its not just a cross marking, but its actually a cross cut into the bread. Good Friday is the day to bake and share Hot Cross Buns with family and friends.

                                                      

Different parts of the hot cross bun have a certain meaning,
-cross representing the crucifixion of Jesus,
- the spices Jesus was wrapped in in the tomb

Some of the earlier traditions included keeping bread baked on Good Friday to use as a medicine in later years. It was believed that the buns would never go bad and they were sometimes nailed up in the house as a good luck charm.

Hot Cross Buns were popular street cries by merchants. The first written reference of hot cross buns is in 17th century is a women walking the street, singing to sell their spiced treats:
"Good Friday comes this Month, the old woman runs, With one or two a Penny hot cross Buns."

and thus this popular Nursery Rhyme came into being..

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!

We have been singing a slight modified version of this song at home, as I have boy and girl twins:

Hot Cross Buns, Hot Cross Buns
One a penny two a penny, Hot Cross Buns
Give them to your daughters, give them to your sons,
One a penny two a penny, Hot Cross Buns!

Happy Easter, Happy Spring !

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Yours Truly,

MissK