Is it hot cross bun season yet?

It’s a little early for hot cross bun season, although every supermarket in the world would disagree. Traditionally eaten on Good Friday

… they mark 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 reminding Christians “of the spices put on the body of Jesus.”                                                            Wikipedia, 2016

There are some foods that have a short but oh-so-sweet season and part of their joy is that you spend 46 weeks of the year looking forward to them coming in. Think strawberries, asparagus, Jersey royal potatoes. Our increasingly globalised economy sure has fucked this up.

hot cross buns

spelt flour hot cross buns

To keep them special, I also regard HCBs and Cadbury’s Crème Eggs as seasonal foods (certainly not for any religious reasons).

But it’s less than 6 weeks until HCB day. I’ll get away with that, won’t I?


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