My English great-grandmother made hot cross buns every Good Friday, as many do. Because of this heritage of mine, I too began making hot cross buns each Good Friday. It not only marks the occasion of Good Friday, it forges a bond between myself and my great-grandmother and our English heritage. And, being a family history nerd, I like that connection. :)
This year I discovered a lovely historical tradition regarding hot cross buns. Apparently, those who share a hot cross bun are supposed to enjoy a strong friendship and bond for the next year. A line from an old rhyme captures this lore, "Half for you and half for me, between us two, good luck shall be."
What a great tradition! So, I thought I'd take a plate of hot cross buns over to a couple friends today. And, of course, I needed a tag to go with it. :) So I whipped one up in photoshop. I rather love it. :)
Since I liked it so much, I thought I'd share it with you, dear blog reader. Take your friends a plate of hot cross buns and share the friendship!