Wednesday, March 10, 2010

History Lesson

Did you know the history of Hot Crossed Buns? You may associate the name with the little ditty your child learned when they first started playing violin, but Hot Crossed Buns are really a delicious baked good. These slightly sweet rolls, often baked with dried fruit, are made in the Lenten season and are iced with a cross shape as a symbol of the crucifixion.

Of course, not everyone observes Lent. Many people viewed the four sections of the roll made by the cross shaped icing as a representation of the four quarters of the moon.

Of course, who has the BEST Hot Crossed Buns in Howard County? Why Great Harvest, of course! Hot Crossed Buns are available throughout March, on Thursdays and will also be available for your Easter dinner.

Stop in and try them soon! Your friends at the Great Harvest in Columbia.