Friday, 21 March 2008

Hot Cross Buns

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

When I was little, the only day that Hot Cross Buns were available was Good Friday, the Friday before Easter. You had to get to the bakery early to make sure you got there before these traditional buns were all gone, because there wouldn't be any more until next year.

Sliced in half, toasted, spread with a little butter..... a real treat.
Did you enjoy some Hot Cross Buns on Good Friday? I did.


Beverly said...

No, I didn't, but I remember having them as a chld also. Happy Easter to you.

Luke Wiley said...

No I didn't, they look very delicous though!
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Old Wom Tigley said...

I have to admit that we can get these all year round now... and I get them now and then.. I like them toasted with jam/jelly in the morning with a cup of tea for my breakfast.

I have not heard that rhyme since childhood... ha! many moons ago.

Peggy said...

Oh, I love me a hot cross bun! I don't know how I could have forgotten them! Must go to shops now!

photowannabe said...

Umm, warm with butter melting. So good. I don't remember them just being available on Good Friday but I do remember them for Easter week.

Kim Thomas said...

Wish I had....these look delicious.

tut-tut said...

We always used to have them when I was growing up; not available here, though. Happy Easter!

R. Duckie said...

I love those! We have a bread here that reminds me of hot cross buns. I don't know what it is we just call it "Jewish Bread" because the Jewish people love it. It's soft and almost sweet and really, really good!

madretz said...

Those look delicious!! I think i've had them before, but not on a Good Friday. Perhaps next year!
Did you make them, or did you purchase them from your friendly baker?

Happy Easter!

CanadianSwiss said...

I wish I had some of them. :)

Happy Easter to you and the family!

dabrah said...

Happy Easter! Yes, we had Hot Cross Buns breakfast on Good Friday. They are available all the time, it seems, but I'm a purist and I only have them on Good Friday. That makes it really special.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I did not realize that Hot Cross Buns were only available on Good Friday....WOW! You DO learn something new every day....!

I did not have any, I'm sorry to say....! Boo Hoo!

Annie said...

Oh no, I forgot. I haven't had any for a whole year and the idea simply slipped my mind. And I do like them so much.

Yes, you may send your moss down here.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Those look really yummy, been a long time since i had some. Hope you had a happy easter

Brian said...

I had crepes this year, one year I made up some Ukrainian Easter bread, very good too.
Thanks for the memories though, beside the Hot X buns for breakfast we invariably had poached smoke haddock with egg sauce for evening meal.
We were not catholic but Good Friday was the only meat free day of the year for us, I managed to go meat free this year too, just because.

Anonymous said...

Hello great grandmother :)
And thanks for greetings, Kiki thanks too.
Baby Melissa wants to send special greetings to Callum and say, that eating and sleeping is best in his age.
Melissa can already for instance throw away plates and cups from the table and find electric lines behind TV and so on, but she is 7 months, it is a long journey from your age Callum.

Take care!
With love Melissa

Peter said...

Sorry for coming late with my Happy Easter wishes! Impressed by your French in your comments on my blog! So, next time you promised Swedish! Looking forward to it!

Libbys Blog said...

That is so true. I remember being allowed just one as well! Nowadays there available from about January to August!!!!
But so scrummy but not really for the waistline!!!

Hilary said...

oh yum... those look delicious!

m.e. said...

no, i dint enjoy any, but y'know wot? i can STILL SMELL those things when i think of em. sooooo wonderful! trying to remember if my momma baked them or whether she got them from one of the fab scandinavian-owned bakeries in our town. lemme tell ya, those women can BAKE!!!

Ginnie said...

What a lovely tradition for you (and your sons!), Ex-S. No, I'm afraid not...I did NOT get hot cross buns on Good Friday. :( Boo Hoo. My loss, I know.