HAPPY EASTER TO ALL...
"Hot cross buns Hot Cross Buns one a penny two a penny hot cross Buns"..This is what I knew earlier about hot cross buns.Last week Hindu-Young world carried a page on recipes for the easter which had hot cross buns ..I immediately googled for the recipe and found a one with more interesting stories on it.I love to share those with my blog readers..
Hot cross bun is a spiced sweet bun made with raisins and marked cross on the top and traditionally eatedn on good friday
These buns are made on good friday the friday before easter.
As per wiki:In most of the christian countries ,these hot cross buns are eaten on good friday.The cross on the bun stands for the symbol of the crucification.There is also a belief that buns made on good friday will not get spoiled ot become mouldy the subsequent year.To ensure good friendship throughout the coming year people share hot cross buns with each other saying Half for u and half for me..Between us two shall goodwill be..Because of the cross on the bun it is said that they should be kissed before they are eaten!
These are some interesting superstitions regarding this hot cross buns baked on good friday..
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 also they ensure that all the buns baked throughout the year turns out well..
A piece of it given to onoe who is ill will help him to recover.
The bun that is hanged is replaced every year..
This bun is a combination of spices and sweet.
I had baked this for the first time and it came out too well..My younger kid Y who is in preschooling loved havving this and singing out loud the hot cross bun nursery rhyme...
Bake this bun,share with ur friends and enjoy the easter..