I love a good hot cross bun. toasted or not, I don’t mind. But if its toasted, they have to have a good helping of real butter spread upon them
But what is the tradition of hot cross buns?
Well, the Pagans worshipped Eostra, the goodness dawn and spring. As spring arrived , the pagans would celebrate a month long festival going from winter to spring, and saw the Saxons making buns marked with cross to represent the four quarters, four phases of the moon and four seasons, to offer the goddess. Ancient Egyptians made small round buns topped with crosses as offerings to celebrate the Gods. Fruit was added to represent health and prosperity
Like most things, as time went on, the Christians took over the tradition and in the 12 th century an English monk decorated his freshly baked bum s with a. cross on Good Friday also known as the day of the cross
Christians took the hot cross bun as symbolic to the day Jesus was said to have been crucified with the spices said to represent his Christ Embalming after his death.
They were used in middle ages said to ward off evil spirits and protect the home from the bed rising! This then moved to one a year on Good Friday.
And today, eat them all year round, we sell them regularly toasted in the mystic coffee lounge, and they are yummy. However it is this spring time of year, people tend to question the cross on them more so and enjoy them over the bank holiday Easter weekends
“Hot Cross Buns! Hot Cross Buns! One and penny, two a penny, Hot Cross Buns! If you haven’t got a daughter, give them to your sons. One a penny, two a penny Hot Cross Buns!”
“One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns! If you’ve no daughters, give them to your sons, And if you’ve no kind of pretty little elves, Why then good faith, e’en eat them all yourselves”
“One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns! Butter them and sugar them and put them in your muns (i.e. mouths). Hot cross buns, hot cross buns! One a penny poker, two a penny tongs, three a penny fire shovel, Hot cross buns!”
Here is a HOT CROSS BUN tarot spread for fun!
What cross are you bearing
Hope to come
Changes for the season
Sacrifices to make
Abundance and prosperity