Hot Cross Buns, Hot Cross Buns!

Hot cross buns are made from yeast, spices, eggs, currants, raisins and other dried fruits; marked with a frosted cross and it is traditionally eaten on Good Friday.

There is some interesting folklore regarding hot cross buns: Because of the cross on the buns some say they should be kissed before being eaten.

If taken on a sea voyage, hot cross buns are said to protect against shipwreck. If hung in the kitchen, they are said to protect against fires and ensure that all breads turn out perfectly; the hanging bun is replaced each year.  The bun itself symbolizes the sun or the moon while the cross represents the four seasons or the four phases of the moon.   When eaten they symbolize a year of good luck.

Sharing a hot cross bun with another is supposed to ensure friendship throughout the coming year, particularly if “Half for you and half for me, between us two shall goodwill be” is said at the time.

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