Hot Cross Buns One a Penny Two a Penny Hot Cross Buns

I don’t know about you but I’ve been looking forward to Easter! I love that we get the long weekend and that feeling when you wake up on Sunday morning and know you still have 2 more days of the weekend left is priceless.

For an explanation about Easter and it’s traditions on Good Friday Wikipedia explains it all well here.

Me and the Aussie were a bit slow at making plans for the weekend so by the time I looked there was nothing available for a weekend away. We are hoping to get out and about a bit but will probably save our weekend away/big trips until next weekend as we have a long weekend then due to Anzac Day on the Friday.

I also quite enjoy Easter because we get to eat Hot Cross Buns! I know its a bit superficial given the meaning of Easter but I love those little fruit filled buns! They have of course been in the shops since about 2nd January but I haven’t had any yet so I was looking forward to sampling the ones we bought at Woolworths last night. It was a bit touch and go as there weren’t many bags left when we got there just before it closed!

Here are the fruit filled and Sticky toffee versions ones that we sampled!

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According to good old Wikipedia a hot cross bun is a spiced sweet bun made with currants or raisins and marked with a cross on the top, traditionally eaten on Good Friday in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Canada, but now available all year round.

I also did a bit of research about the history of hot cross buns and why we eat them at Easter and found these two websites that explain about the history Recipewise and Food Time Line which I won’t repeat here as there is a lot of information to digest.

There’s even a nursing rhyme about Hot Cross Buns so they must be good!

Hot Cross Buns! Hot Cross buns!
One a penny, two a penny, Hot cross buns!
If you have no daughters give them to your sons,
One a penny, two a penny Hot cross buns

Of course another tradition on Good Friday is to eat fish and we also “participated” in this by having a salmon salad! Me and the Aussie had fish and chips for dinner last night and sat watching the sun go down at Nightcliff which I love doing as the view is always stunning plus it’s still pretty warm and my laziness took over meaning I didn’t fancy cooking today! However the salad tasted amazing so it’s all very good!

I had to also post the lovely egg I received from my employer when I arrived at work yesterday! Its sat in the fridge at work as it would have melted if we took it with us yesterday but I shall enjoy it on Tuesday!

Easter Egg

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