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.
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.
Happy Easter to you Jack.
All the very best to you Jack. Sliante!
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