Quick & Easy Hot Cross Buns
April 11, 2012 in Recipes
The Easter weekend is behind us but hey they say better late than never….
Anyway, Easter is mostly known as a time for hot cross buns, easter eggs and bunnies, picked fish etc. The cross ardoning the top of the hot buns symbolizes the crucifixion of Christ. Traditionally, hot cross buns are prepared on Good Friday and there are some superstitions surrounding these little spicy buns.
In England, it was believed that the hot cross buns prepared specifically on Good Friday could last for longer periods up to a year. They also believed in powdered form where grated hot cross buns are mixed with a bit of water and fed to a sick person to heal them. These believers would also put hot cross buns on a string and hang them inside their houses to chase away bad spirits.
Ah well, we also have our own beliefs and superstitions here in Mzansi. I visited my family in the Eastern Cape and spoiled them with meals cooked outside on fire. The next day I was sick with flu and I couldn’t even get out of bed. How did you spend your Easter weekend? Did you go to church? Did you visit family? Get the recipe here