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Friday, 26 March 2010

STEP FOUR: HOT CROSS BUNS


To finish with this Easter week, we have to talk about the hot cross buns. A hot cross bun, or cross-bun, is a type of sweet spiced bun made with raisins. It has got a cross marked on the top.
English folklore includes many superstitions surrounding hot cross buns. One of them says that a piece of it given to someone who is ill helps them recover. Another one says that sharing a hot cross bun with another is supposed to ensure friendship throughout the coming year. There is also a very popular nursery rhyme:


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