Yes, it's that time of year again when the Mistress reveals my moist, soft and fluffy Hot Crossed Buns!!! To some of your dismay...not those buns!!! I made a batch yesterday, and is yet another of those traditions that reminds me of my departed grandmother. Delicious hot cross buns—those doughy, raisin-studded delights—are traditionally eaten during Lent, especially in the week leading up to Easter. Marked with an icing or dough cross on top, they've been a holiday staple of some communities for centuries. Given the baked good's long history, legends and superstitions have had ample time to develop and grow around them. Here are five favorites:
A 12th-century monk was the first person to mark the bun with a cross.This monk baked the buns on Good Friday, in honor of the upcoming Easter holiday, IrishCentral reports, and they soon gained popularity around England as a symbol of the holiday weekend. However, the first definite record of hot cross buns comes from a 16th and 17th century text stating: "Good Friday comes this month, the old woman runs, with one or two a penny hot cross buns."
Today for those who enjoy the Unusual Suspects, while getting breakfast it was like being in Bodega Bay from the Birds. Anne Marie always say my milkshake bring the boys to the yard, but this birds to the yard today was something. I know starlings are a highly social family, but my give space for other too eat!!!!!
Buster booked from the kitchen.