National Hot Cross Buns Day

September 11, 2013 at 9:04 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

The celebration of ‘Soul Cakes’ is a perfect and respectful way to celebrate the 9/11 tragedy.

Here are today’s five thing to know about Hot Cross Buns:

  1. A hot cross bun is a spiced sweet bun made with currants or raisins and marked with a cross on the top.
  2. Ancient Greeks marked cakes with a cross, to symbolize remembrance of those who have past, ‘Soul Cakes’
  3. They are believed by some to pre-date Christianity, although the first recorded use of the term “hot cross bun” was not until 1733.
  4. It is believed that buns marked with a cross were eaten by Saxons in honour of the goddess Eostre (the cross is thought to have symbolised the four quarters of the moon); “Eostre” is probably the origin of the name “Easter”.
  5. In many historically Christian countries, buns are traditionally eaten hot or toasted on Good Friday, with the cross standing as a…

View original post 100 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Comment »

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.

Lindsay's Cooking Adventures

Food. All day everyday.

A Good Carrot

Homemade Meals by Chef Aliye

Chief Health

A Life You'll Love

Lisa s Everyday Life

Welcome to my Life. As I turn Everyday into a Holiday -

A Blooming Life

A place where parenting, food and creativity come together.

littlebitbusy.wordpress.com/

A busy girl living in love, one dish at a time!

Picnic Life Foodie

Simple food. Good company. A comfortable place.

The Grocery Whisperer

Life is punny. It's funnier than fiction.

The Finished Dish

Family Friendly Recipes

The Sassy Barn

Rustic Charm, Perfectly Imperfect Decor

Part Time Vegan- Flexitarian For Life

Your time is now. Eat Better Feel Better.

Fishing Maverick

Gone Fishing

Backyard Blooms & BBQ

Your guide to backyard living and dining

Stuff Rater

Where Stuff Gets Rated

Louisiana Woman Blog

It all started with my Momma's gumbo recipe!

Miranda Intentionally

Mindfully Vegan

%d bloggers like this: