Hot cross buns. Why do ‘you’ eat them?

 

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Hot cross bun

Here are 3 of the stories that are told about why we eat hot cross buns.

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1. A 12th-century monk introduced the cross to the bun.

The origins of hot cross buns may go back as far as the 12th century. According to the story, an Anglican monk baked the buns and marked them with a cross in honour of Good Friday. Over time they gained popularity, and eventually became a symbol of Easter weekend.

2. Hot cross buns gained popularity in Elizabethan England. Continue reading