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Who needs Easter Eggs when you can have Darwin Fish buns?!
It was a happy Easter for everyone.
(via dan_c_swan — Kudos to Harriet Riley for cooking the buns!)
Awesome! Though I think these are supposed to be a parody of hot crossed buns, not Easter eggs. Psshhh, you atheists who aren’t former Christians! 😉
To be fair, I used to be Christian, and I’ve never heard of having hot crossed buns on Easter.
I guess they’re mainly eaten on Friday. Hey, I wasn’t raised Christian either, hehe.
Easter in Australia means hot cross buns and chocolate (albeit easter Bilbies instead of bunnies).
I think there was something about religion too…
Ah, those are super cute and fun! 🙂
I think I just fell in love. 🙂
Those are all fine and good, but they pale in comparison to Flying Spaghetti Monster treats.
Hot Cross Buns originated I think in England and are traditional around Easter; they are glazed yeast buns with spices, currents, and candied fruit. They are popular enough that apparently some stores are stocking them year round (or so it is alleged). Simnel cakes are also suppose to be traditional though I’ve never had them. In addition the English have the habit of making pancakes (aka crepes) on Shrove Tuesday (aka Mardi Gras or the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of the Lenten fasting season).
Hot Cross Bun – Wikipedia entry. Looks almost exactly the same as the Darwin fish bun, except for the different logo.
Nice buns, Harriet! 🙂
Lakafaith: no there was nothing about religion. Just chocolate and hot cross buns. 🙂
I love hot cross buns, hot or cold. I’m one of the people that oftens buys them all year round.
I like the Darwin buns. I’d munch ’em.
Hot cross bun tip of the day: lightly toasted, lashings of margarine and strawberry jam
I must admit, despite my general attitude to christianity (hahaha/really?) they do have the most excellent seasonal food.
Hot cross buns
Christmas turkey roast
Damn. I’m making myself really hungry here.
The wikipedia entry says
English folklore includes many superstitions surrounding hot cross buns. One of them says that buns baked and served on Good Friday will not spoil or become mouldy during the subsequent year. Another encourages keeping such a bun for medicinal purposes. A piece of it given to someone who is ill is said to help them recover.
I think the xtian Brits discovered penicillin long before modern science!
So, may we please have the recipe that made those wonderful looking items? Pretty please?