Monday, April 17, 2006

engalnd diary: hot cross buns

happy easter! hot cross buns are a good friday tradition in england. the buns are sweet and spicy and have a cross on top which is cut into the bun itself and sometimes filled with icing. the buns were eaten throughout the year in the olden days until the 16th century when elizabeth 1 is supposed to have banned the buns being eaten on any day other than easter - remember that she was trying to get rid of catholicism in favour of church of england.

this was my first time eating hot cross buns and i loved it. i added lots of butter as well to really bring out the spicy flavours and it was great biting into the raisins. i'm going to serve it at tea time now onwards!


Blogger Kay said...

Oh! I remember this one from my nursery rhymes!

'Hot cross bun, hot cross bun, One a penny, Two a penny, Hot cross bun' :) LOL

I didnt know it was an English bun, I'd have given it a try when I was working in England.

2:38 pm  
Blogger Lulu said...

LOL! sweet comment, kay!

4:01 pm  
Blogger gs said...

that was going to be my comment.i was a bit late.though lulu you might not have eaten it, your favourite nursery rhyme was hot cross buns,hot cross buns;one a penny,two a penny,hot cross buns.if you have no daughter,give them to your son;one a penny,two a penny,hot cross buns.and thanks for educating us on why the word cross was used.

3:20 am  

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