…of ‘A T & T’…

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NO, not the AT&T of communications fame, but AROMA, TASTE & TEXTURE !!!

Have you had your seasonal hot cross buns yet?

I’ve been delighting in them with my morning coffee this Holy Week! The aroma as they warm up together with the coffee brewing is a great start to the morn.

Percy B. Green gave this variation of Hot Cross Buns in his book A History of Nursery Rhymes (1899):

One a penny, two a penny, hot-cross buns,
If your daughters do not like them give them to your sons;
But if you should have none of these pretty little elves
You cannot do much better if you eat them all yourselves.

The Real Mother Goose (1916) has this slight variation:

Hot-cross Buns!
Hot-cross Buns!
One a penny, two a penny,
Hot-cross Buns!

Hot-cross Buns!
Hot-cross Buns!
If ye have no daughters,
Give them to your sons.

Here’s another variation from The Little Mother Goose (1912), illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith:

Hot cross buns,
Hot cross buns,
One a penny, two a penny,
Hot cross buns.
If your daughters
Don’t like ’em,
Give them to your sons,
One a penny, two a penny,
Hot cross buns.

So there you have it! Some hot cross buns trivia for a fine March Wednesday!

Take a friend for tea!

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