We made a batch of Hot Cross Buns for our bible study tonight and they were a pretty big hit. Have you ever had some?
Hot Cross Buns History
Hot Cross Buns have been a tradition since about the 12th century when it is said that an Anglican monk put the sign of the cross on a bun to honor and remember Christ.
These Buns are traditionally made on Lent and on Good Friday when we hold dear the work of Christ on the cross There is much folklore about them. It is said that the buns made on Good Friday will not spoil the entire year and sailors would travel with them to keep them safe on their voyages. A bun shared is said to ensure lifelong friendship and one hanging in the kitchen would keep away evil.
Well, we are not sure about the folklore but we are sure they are good. You can slice hot cross buns and eat them toasted with butter and will delight you while you read your bible and remember the one that overcame evil. These are nice rolls, slightly sweet and really tasty. We sure hope you like one. They went over well for our bible study.
Hot Cross Buns Recipe
1/2 cup raisins or currents
1/2 cup organic powdered sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla
2 tsp Milk
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. or 200 C.
Bake them for 15 -18 minutes depending on your oven. They should be pretty and golden brown.
For the Crosses
In a bowl mix the lemon juice, milk and powdered sugar. When smooth place in a piping bag or spoon the glaze in a cross shape over the buns.
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