Hot Cross Buns to share with friends at Easter!

Piglet in Portugal

According to English folklore there are many superstitions surrounding hot cross buns. My favorite superstition is accompanied by the rhyme…

“Half for you and half for me,
Between us two shall goodwill be”

Apparently, if you share a hot cross bun while saying the above words it is meant to ensure friendship throughout the coming year.

This is my first attempt at making “Hot Cross Buns” so here’s to sharing them with all my blogging buddies… HaPpY eAsTeR!


Hot Cross Buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday served either hot or toasted. Some believe the cross symbolizes The Crucifixion while others maintain the buns pre-date Christianity. The cross in Saxon times was in honour of the goddess Eostre and symbolized the four quarters of the moon.

Ingredients
For the buns
2 oz caster sugar, plus 1 teaspoon
5fl oz hand-hot water
1 level tablespoon dried yeast
1lb plain flour
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34 responses to “Hot Cross Buns to share with friends at Easter!

  1. We always have Hot Cross buns on Good Friday. I posted this last Easter time so I thought I would reblog as they were delicious! Just off to make a batch now!

    HAPPY EASTER!

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  2. mara4africatoalgarve

    They look delicious. I only tried baking them once very long ago. With my cooking skills they turned out hard! I might try again using your recipe. Happy Easter!

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  3. Happy Easter, PiP! I’ve never eaten a Hot Cross Bun, but they look yummy.

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  4. Chubby Chatterbox

    I’m wishing I was enjoying one of these with my morning cup of coffee. Have a great weekend.

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  5. Happy Easter to you!

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  6. Happy Easter Carole! Home made hot cross buns, must be better than shop bought ones for sure! Never baked them…

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  7. Mmmm, they look delicious Carole; share one with a friend and a cup of coffee – yummy! Going to try your recipe this weekend.

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    • Hi Barb…they were delicious but they gave me wicked heartburn 😦 Be careful of the temperature. My oven cooks very hot so I had to turn it down.

      have a great Easter!

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      • Heartburn is not pleasant – did you eat one still hot from the oven?
        I have a fan forced oven, so will use the lower temperature too. Thanks Carole!
        Happy Easter to you too!

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  8. Can´t see my previous comment but you mentioned something in reply about Delia´s scones not working for you. Me neither! Now I use Celia´s from The Kitchen´s Garden recipe http://thekitchensgarden.wordpress.com/2011/08/31/longing-for-scones/ It´s fantastic and it takes longer for the oven to warm up than to make the scones!

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    • thy do look very nice 🙂 …but what are cups? What measurements do you use?

      re. comments When people leave a comment I am notified by email. Sometimes when you leave a comment I go to reply from my email and I receive a message “page not found”. this is the same when I click on your gravatar. It’s really strange!

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      • Weird. Cups are standard measurements (used also a lot in the US) but I bought my set in the UK. Will look them up later on and let you know what they hold! I use them a lot now as when I first moved out here I didn´t have scales 😦 Now I do though!

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  9. Have a Delicious Weekend, PiP! They look yummy.

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  10. Hi nice to meet you, I came through American Resident. I’m a kiwi where Hot Cross Buns with loads of butter are part of my memories of the end of summer – for some reason they not so big in the States where we now live, not sure why…

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  11. Those look delicious…which reminds me….I haven’t bought any this year!

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  12. So glad you re-blogged. I don’t think I saw this last year. Those buns look dee-lish!!! I remember singing a the “Hot Cross Buns” song as a child! =)

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  13. These look so delicious. What a wonderful lore and poem to share with friends and family. Yummy!
    Wishing you & Mr.P a wonderful Easter. 🙂
    ~
    Great idea on the re-blog. I didn’t know we could re-blog our own blog posts. Cool! I may do a re-blog on some of my old post. Thanks so much this is very helpful. 🙂

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    • Hi EC,
      I did not realise you could reblog either as I’d always used the “press this” feature on my other blogs. I spotted reblog and thought” I wonder what this button does (as you do)” and hey presto.

      Happy Easter!

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  14. I confess, I don’t like HCBs.

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  15. I’ve never made those…I’ve heard of them though. Will have to try! ~Sherry~

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  16. Don’t tell anyone, but my family didn’t like hot cross buns, so I ate the whole packet myself……..

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  17. Somehow I missed this one on my visit… It turns out that the LIKE button was disabled as WP staff made some new changes to our site. 😉

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