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Exhibiting hot cross buns

January 9, 2013 - 8:18pm -- Breadandwine

Hi folks

I discovered many years ago that the cross on a hot  cross bun pre-dated the Christian era. I mentioned this at our local Humanist group meeting which was discussing mountng an exhibition in the local library.

Knowing I'm a home bread maker, the organiser said, "Ah, we have our first exhibit!"

I thought of making a batch of, say, a dozen (maybe a baker's dozen?), buns, closely packed together, rather like with the Chelsea buns:

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