Grandma’s Favorite Hot Cross Buns

September 11th is National Hot Cross ❌ Bun Day

A hot cross bun is a spiced sweet bun usually made with fruit, marked with a cross on the top, and traditionally eaten on Good Friday in historically Commonwealth countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, and some other parts of the Americas, including the United States.

The bun marks the end of Lent and different parts of the hot cross bun have a certain meaning, including the cross representing the crucifixion of Jesus, and the spices inside signifying the spices used to embalm him at his burial and may also include orange peel to reflect the bitterness of his time on the Cross.

They are available all year round in some places. Hot cross buns may go on sale in Australia and New Zealand even as early as New Year's Day or after Christmas.


What will you be celebrating? How will you do it?