Hot cross buns have come a long way since its humble beginning. Many cultures such as the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans used to make sweet and spiced breads during the onset of spring to celebrate the end of winter and the start of a new season. However, it is said that the … [Read more...] about So Why Do we Eat Hot Cross Buns at Easter?
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This coming week Christians around the world are celebrating Easter. A moveable feast, Easter occurs the First Sunday after the Full Moon following the Vernal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. It is late this year, just like Spring. Marking the end of Lent, Holy Week leads … [Read more...] about Hot Cross Buns are Still a Good Friday Tradition
Hot cross buns are traditionally served hot or toasted on Good Friday, the cross standing as a symbol of the Crucifixion. My Granny’s Sweet Bun recipe can easily be transformed into hot cross buns by adding cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, currants, and candied peel when you … [Read more...] about My Granny’s Amazing Hot Cross Bun Recipe
Welcome to Virtual Tea, a dedicated time where I stop and take time for tea, a wonderful English tradition. Spring has officially arrived, and I have a new family of robins setting up house in the bird's nest outside my office window. Spring is a time of birth, renewal and … [Read more...] about Keeping up With Currant Easter Events