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Hot cross buns a reminder of faith

Dawn Gibson
Friday, April 18, 2014

HOT cross buns were all over town this week, with stores around the country gearing up for the Easter long weekend.

And customers lined up at stores and bakeries, following the sweet scent of freshly-baked buns.

One of the stores that were piling up trays of these buns — some with raisins, others with chocolate chips, and some plain — was MH Superfresh, which displayed layer after layer of freshly-made buns. And Vanessa Ledua, a mother of two, said she made an effort every year to go to the bakery during the Easter season and purchase hot cross buns for her family on Easter Sunday. Mrs Ledua said as a Christian, it was a significant meal for her family because it signified the breaking of their fast for the Lenten season.

"My family loves eating these buns, in particular on the Sunday of Easter because for us, it's a remembrance of Christ and a reassurance of our faith," the 36-year-old said yesterday.

"For us, Easter is not only about these buns, these buns are a reminder that we have just come out of a 40-day fast for Lent where we gave up something that we would normally eat or drink a lot of, and the buns remind us of a sacrifice — a small one — but a significant one for our family."

Easter will be celebrated on Sunday.








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