Easter Fare

Although they have been on sale in most of the major supermarkets since Boxing Day, cross buns were traditionally eaten on Good Friday.

In the eighteenth-century, cross buns were sold hot, door-to-door (fig. 1).

Fig. 1. Thomas Rowlandson, Cries of London, Hot Cross Bunns two a Penny Bunns, circa 1799.

Happy Easter to one and all.

Jack Plane


About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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5 Responses to Easter Fare

  1. Ged says:

    Yes, when I was a child and even later they were a Good Friday only treat; as you say they are all year round now.


  2. Joe M says:

    Happy Easter to you Jack.


  3. All the very best to you Jack. Sliante!


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