In today's totally made up and not at all ridiculous food news we'd like to wish all of you a very happy National Hot Cross Bun Day! Serious, who makes this stuff up? Anyway, this British pastry has quite the history and plenty of folklore surrounding it. Apparently sharing a hot cross bun with someone ensures friendship throughout the upcoming year. Other hot cross benefits include protecting against shipwrecks, fires and if hung in a kitchen means that the bread that you're baking will turn out perfectly anytime. Not bad for a pastry, huh?
If you'd like to get in on the hot cross bun action head over to Beiler's Bakery at Reading Terminal where they bake them fresh every day.