Hot Cross Buns

For Easter we decided to baked some hot cross buns.

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Hot cross buns are originally associated with Good Friday. The buns were tradionally baked and sold warm in the markets. The cross on the buns symbolizes the crucification.

Hot Cross buns also feature in a well know nursery rhyme. 

Hot cross buns!
Hot cross buns!
One ha’ penny, two ha’ penny,
Hot cross buns!

We used a recipe from Delia Smith. Follow the link provided for more information –

Hot Cross Buns Recipe

We all enjoyed eating the buns with lashings of butter.

The table was decorated with Easter treats and fresh daffodils that were plucked from our garden that morning.

The daffodils are a sure sign of spring and in the words of Robert Herrick – 

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Daffodils bloom for a short period of time and the poem focuses on ‘pleasure’ and how brief that is!

“The buns were delicious” – Anthony Murray

I loved listening to Catherine telling us about the history of the buns.” – Pauline Rush

The daffodils are lovely!!” – Chris O’Neill

I enjoyed making the buns. It was interesting using the yeast to make the buns rise” – Deirdre Mills

 

We were luck enough to have hot cross buns for our tea break today.

We hope you all enjoy the Easter break.

© 2012 HSE/EVE

About HSE EVE Estuary

HSE EVE Estuary Centre is part of Eastern Vocational Enterprise (EVE) and is a training centre for individuals with intellectual disabilities based in Lissenhall, Swords, HSE Dublin North East. We provide a quality service to sixty four individuals.

4 comments

  1. LUCACOFFFEY

    WOW…PICTURES LOOK AMAZING. i’M GOING TO MAKE HOT CROSS BUNS FOR MY GRANDMA…LUCA COFFEY

  2. PAOLOCOFFFEY

    DEIRDRE YOU DID A GREAT JOB BAKING THOSE WONDERFUL BUNS….I HOPE THEY WERE TASTY AND DELIGHTFUL TO EAT!!!! THEY LOOK DELICIOUS!!!!

  3. Jane Doyle

    i really enjoyed our easter party, i was so happy with the Easter Egg , it was delicious.
    Jane Doyle

  4. Patricia Carey

    it looks good and taste delicious!!!! and they look lovely even

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