Saturday, April 3, 2010

Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns are generally sold at Easter to celebrate the   resurrection of Christ following His death on the cross. Hot cross buns are made from a rich yeast dough containing flour, milk, sugar, butter, eggs, currants, and spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves. In England, hot cross buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday.  They are marked on top with a cross, either cut in the dough or composed of strips of pastry.

hot cross bun

Do you remember this nursery rhyme?


Hot cross buns,
Hot cross buns,
One a penny,
Two a penny,
Hot cross buns.
If you have no daughters,
If you have no sons,
One a penny,
Two a penny,
Hot cross buns.
If your sons don't like them,
They're the only ones,
One a penny,
Two a penny,
Hot cross buns.
I don't tell jokes
and I don't tell puns,
One a penny,
Two a penny,
Hot cross buns.
Get them while they're hot
and eat them by the ton,
One a penny,
Two a penny,
Hot cross buns.

5 comments:

aims said...

Being a celiac - I miss hot cross buns - they have a very special taste to them.

I just got a gluten free recipe for them and may have to give it a try - with tea of course!

One Heart said...

This looks delicious.

Have a beautiful Easter.

Marilyn said...

I would love some hot cross buns for breakfast, please! Happy Easter.

Susan said...

I love the hot cross buns rhyme!

Appleshoe said...

I never knew there were more verses to this. Thank you for posting it.

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