Friday 22 April 2011

Hot Cross Buns

Good Friday is a traditional day for planting potatoes and eating hot cross buns. With Easter being late this year my spuds are already planted. But I did bake hot cross buns:


  1. ...and they look beautiful and I am sure, are delicious!

  2. Looks yummy. I have actually never had them before.

  3. Happy Easter those hot cross buns made them again after a long time

  4. I don't see how they can say you should plant your potatoes on Good Friday when they can't actually decide when that should be so change it on a yearly basis.....I don't understand how Christs Crucifixion and resurrection can be changed on a yearly basis?? They don't move Christmas!!

    Hot cross buns luck lovely...did you make them or just bake them??

  5. They look lovely. I can remember making some as a teenager, they were rock hard and the only person who ate a whole one was my wonderful Grandad, who even said how tasty they were!

  6. Isn't Easter set by the first full moon after March 21 so are they saying that you should garden by the moon phases - I know some people do!

  7. Thanks for the kind wishes

    Tany, I made the HX buns from scratch, but I'll take it as a compliment that you thought I might have bought them! The "kids" (youngest 19) insist on me keeping up some traditions, and this is one.

    As for the liturgical calendar I think you are right Sue,but the reason is a mystery to me. Harking back to the pagan timekeeping methods.

    If we really knew ahead of time what weather was in store it would make gardening a lot easier. I've got so many plants started of that if we had a cold snap now and I had to bring them indoors there won't be any space to walk around the house! An allotment neighbour reminded me that we had hail storms in May in the last couple of years. Talk about a prophet of doom.

    It's warm in Edinburgh but we have our cold sea mist, 'hare' (pronounced 'harr'), keeping the sun at bay - and temperatures cooler than the rest of the UK. As a gardener I'm happy about that - but then I like rain...

    Enough rambling.

    Happpy Easter.

  8. I think there was a link with the Jewish Passover