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Easy-peasy hot cross buns recipe that is absolutely wonderful – you’ve gotta try them!

The History of Hot Cross Buns

The hot cross bun was traditionally eaten on the Good Friday before Easter, with the cross on them a reminder of the crucifixion. They have been popular for centuries in Britain. They were baked from the same dough as that used for Catholic communion wafers, so Protestant monarchs wanted to ban the sale of hot cross buns. They were so popular that the people balked. In order to appease the general public Elizabeth I passed a law that bakers were permitted to sell hot cross buns at Easter and Christmas. In Britain today they are sold all year long.

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