Did you eat hot cross buns on Good Friday?

hot cross buns
@kaka135 (14115)
Malaysia
March 26, 2016 6:10am CST
I thought hot cross buns are Easter's food, and a friend just told me it's actually Good Friday's food. She made some hot cross buns and said they are really easy to make. When I looked at the ingredients, there is a long list. So I guess I'll just put this aside first. My son was asking me about Good Friday last night, and I didn't really know what others do on this day to remember Jesus's sacrifice. I just told him, people are baking or eating hot cross buns. Is it because of the cross? Did you bake or eat hot cross buns on Good Friday? What did you do on Good Friday? I wish I can make the hot cross buns perhaps some days later, or next year. Image was downloaded pixabay
14 people like this
16 responses
@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
26 Mar 16
Hot cross buns are usually on sale for a few weeks in the bakeries and stores prior to Easter, so I poften end up buying several packs over the period. I have had quite a few over the past 10 days or so, but oddly never had any yesterday.
2 people like this
@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
27 Mar 16
I like seeing your little Easter chicken running on the rolling egg. It's so cute! I have no idea if we have hot cross buns here, I'd really like to bake it myself as I don't think I have ever taste it before. Perhaps next year.
1 person likes this
@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
27 Mar 16
@kaka135 If you have not tried one before then they are certainly worth trying at least once.
1 person likes this
@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
4 Apr 16
@Asylum Thanks. Yes, I will go and search for it, hope the local bakery shops sell these hot cross buns.
1 person likes this
@pgntwo (22583)
• Tripoli, Libya
26 Mar 16
I had my first hot cross bun of the season on Maundy Thursday, the day before Good Friday. Must pick some up today, nice with a cuppa later.
2 people like this
@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
4 Apr 16
That's good. I didn't know the day before Good Friday is called Maundy Thursday. It seems like there are names for every day which is near to Good Friday. Thanks for letting me know about this.
1 person likes this
@pgntwo (22583)
• Tripoli, Libya
4 Apr 16
@kaka135 The Queen of England hands out Maundy money on that Thursday. Can't remember much about the custom, I am sure there's a wiki page up somewhere about it...
@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
No, I haven't and we don't seem to practice it here. In my hometown we do the reenactment of the Jesus' crucifixion and the procession while praying the rosary.
2 people like this
@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
27 Mar 16
It seems like different countries have different cultures. It's always good to learn from different cultures. I have no idea how the Christians in my country celebrate this festival. Perhaps I should ask some of my Christian friends.
@TRBRocks420 (82787)
• Banks, Oregon
26 Mar 16
No but they sound really good.
2 people like this
@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
27 Mar 16
Yes, I think they look great and my friend said it's easy to make. Hope I'll be able to make some one day.
@cessy_08 (308)
• Dublin, Ireland
4 Apr 16
I actually had hot cross buns a week before Easter because it was on sale. LOL! I planned to buy another bag for Easter (got lazy to bake and I prefer scones over it anyway) but an Italian friend gifted us with a HUGE Pannettone di Pasqua that we ended up eating for a week.
1 person likes this
@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
6 Apr 16
Hi Cessy, it's nice to see you here! I hope I can find some hot cross buns here too, I haven't go and search for it. It's so nice that your friend gifted you the Pannettone. That looks delicious to me, I might not have tasted that too.
1 person likes this
@cessy_08 (308)
• Dublin, Ireland
7 Apr 16
@kaka135 Yeah I saw a lot of FCers here, too :D I am not too active here, though. Just that I had a bit more time and needed some mental break here and there LOLs! If you can't find it there, maybe try making it? :)
1 person likes this
@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
11 Apr 16
@cessy_08 I have really met any FCers here, I still haven't been exploring much here and there yet. Yes, I think sometimes it's good to relax here, though I usually ended up spending too much time here. I am really not good at cooking or baking, but I'd like to learn.
1 person likes this
@SIMPLYD (83182)
• Philippines
28 Mar 16
Firstly , is that the cross buns on the picture . Secondly , why was it named cross buns ? Does it have some cross designs? As for Good Friday , we just watched the procession of carriages with images of Christ and other scenes and saints during the passion of Christ
1 person likes this
@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
4 Apr 16
This is the only picture I found in pixabay, and it's said they are hot cross buns. I saw some pictures online, they look like these as well, but perhaps the cross might be more obvious. Ocean shared the wikipedia link, and I read that it's because of the cross and the spices inside signifying the spices used to embalm Jesus at his burial.
1 person likes this
@SIMPLYD (83182)
• Philippines
5 Apr 16
@kaka135 I actually saw some as i researched and the cross was so distinct . So there are also spices inside . Then , i am correct to assume that it is sweet and a bit salty ?
1 person likes this
@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
6 Apr 16
@SIMPLYD I have no idea, as I have not tasted it before. I am not sure if the local bakery shops sell hot cross buns too. I have read from the recipe, there are cinnamons.
1 person likes this
@amadeo (73344)
• United States
26 Mar 16
Never had them.No need to.I have a lot of hot cross buns here.
1 person likes this
@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
27 Mar 16
It's so nice that you have hot cross buns there. I don't know if we can get them in the local bakery shops. I'd like if I can bake some next time. It's nice to sing the song while eating hot cross buns.
@amadeo (73344)
• United States
27 Mar 16
@kaka135 what songs are we singing about?
1 person likes this
@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
4 Apr 16
@amadeo It's a nursery rhyme. 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!
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the nursery rhyme. For the food, see Hot cross bun. "Hot Cross Buns" Roud #13029 Song Written England Published c. 1798 Form Nursery rhyme Writer Traditional Language E
• United States
27 Mar 16
I am not religious so I don't celebrate Good Friday - but I did not know about this hot cross buns. In the photo it looks really good.
1 person likes this
@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
27 Mar 16
I don't know much about it as well. I just like to find out more about these festivals and share with my children. I hope I will be able to bake my own hot cross buns, and I'll use my own picture next year.
1 person likes this
• United States
27 Mar 16
@kaka135 that is good to be able to educate your children! Looking forward to seeing the buns next here hehe
1 person likes this
• United States
26 Mar 16
I did not have any but could eat many of them. They are my favorite. Here is a history of the bun and what it means.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the food. For the nursery rhyme, see Hot Cross Buns. Hot cross bun Homemade hot cross buns Type Spiced bun Place of origin United Kingdom Main ingredients currants or r
1 person likes this
@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
27 Mar 16
Thank you for sharing that link. I will check it out, and perhaps tell my children, especially my son about it. He was the one who asked me why.
1 person likes this
• United States
27 Mar 16
@kaka135 Oh I see, I hope it will tell it.
1 person likes this
@LdeL0318 (6435)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
No, I haven't actually tasted one.
1 person likes this
@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
27 Mar 16
I think I have not taste hot cross bun before as well. I just knew it's a food for Good Friday, and since my friend said it's easy to make, so I thought of making some.
1 person likes this
@LdeL0318 (6435)
• Philippines
27 Mar 16
@kaka135 Oh I see.
1 person likes this
@rina110383 (24070)
27 Mar 16
No one baked here in my parents' house for Good Friday. But, we did have rice cakes.
1 person likes this
@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
27 Mar 16
So, rice cakes are also food for Good Friday? I have no idea about that, it's good to know.
1 person likes this
@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
26 Mar 16
I love to eat them, but I've never made any myself. I'm staying in a hotel at the moment and they've been serving them every day this week.
1 person likes this
@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
27 Mar 16
That's so nice! I don't remember if I have ever taste the hot cross buns before, I'd really love to try it out or bake it myself.
1 person likes this
@gofsey (1550)
• Madurai, India
26 Mar 16
Yes, we used to eat it on Good Friday. But that was when I was with my mother,decades back.
1 person likes this
@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
27 Mar 16
Thanks for telling me that. Sorry to hear that you haven't been eating it for years. Did your mom bake the buns for you?
@mom210 (6771)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Mar 16
I have never made these, but really should try sometime
1 person likes this
@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
27 Mar 16
I'd like to try baking some too, my friend said it's really easy to make, hope I'll be able to make some one day!
1 person likes this
@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
I think we don't have special bread for Easter. It was my first time to hear such tasty bread. I am not also sure if I can see in our local bake stores here.
1 person likes this
@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
27 Mar 16
I didn't know hot cross buns are for Good Friday as well. I only knew the song "Hot Cross Buns". I have no idea if we have the buns in our local bakery shops as well.
@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
Nope for us. Hope someone will make one ;)
1 person likes this
@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
27 Mar 16
Perhaps you can be the one who bake some!