hot cross bun



  • Originally called a cross bun and could be eaten on Good Friday without breaking the fast; now consisting of a yeast-raised enriched sweet bun flavoured with spices, currants and chopped candied peel, well glazed and with a cross formed on the top using a slack flour water mixture, pastry or by cutting a cross prior to proving. Eaten at Easter.


  • noun a spiced bun, with a cross on top of it, eaten at Easter time, and especially on Good Friday