Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hot Cross Buns

Harbinger of Spring and Easter:
Almond Hot Cross Bun
from 4 & 20 Blackbird's Bakeshop
(in Connecticut)
Photographed by my friend Liz Morison Dickinson

Seasonal confection, old nursery rhyme, delicious photograph. Wow! Yum! Does that look scrumptious or what?! I haven't tried one yet this year, but what a perfect seasonal breakfast treat! Plus, this old nursery rhyme has always been one of my favorites.

Not to be sexist, but I have always applauded the way in which the time - honored sing - song -- in a refreshing stylistic departure -- puts girls first:

Hot Cross Buns!
Hot cross buns!
One a penny, two a penny,
Hot cross buns
If you have no daughters,
Give them to your sons.
One a penny, two a penny
Hot cross buns!

Okay, maybe it's just because "buns" rhymes with "sons," but even inadvertent feminism provides a welcome change of pace!

Cute Little British Bakery
Spring Break in England, March 2009Ohhh! I think I see Hot Cross Buns in the window!

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