A Good Friday Tradition

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Today is Good Friday and one of the symbols associated with this day is Hot Cross Buns. Each bun has an icing cross on top to signify the crucifixion. In England, they were once sold by street vendors who advertised their wares with cries of “Hot Cross Buns! “Hot Cross Buns!” Their street cries became a nursery rhyme with the opening line “Hot Cross Buns!” “Hot Cross Buns” One a penny, two a penny, Hot Cross Buns”.

I bought some in Marks and Spencer this morning but if you feel like making your own, I came across the following recipe for  them. Tomorrow I will be baking though for Easter Sunday. I am trawling through my recipes looking for a nice easy recipe for a chocolate cake which I can decorate it.  All suggestions gratefully received….

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