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Sunday, 18 August 2013


Queen Elizabeth I in 1592 decreed that hot cross buns could no longer be sold on any day except for Good Friday, Christmas or for burials because they were too special to be eaten on any other day. To get around this, people baked the buns in their own kitchens — although if they were caught the illegal buns were given to the poor.

The Chelsea bun is a square currant bun made in Chelsea, London, as early as the 17th century, recognizable by two very distinct characteristics. It is made from a coil of sweet dough with the currants between the coils, and its edges are white and fluffy where it has been separated from its neighbor on the baking tray.

The Bath bun is a sweet bun containing sultanas and candied peel, with blobs of crunchy melted sugar on top. It was first made in Bath, Bristol,  during the 19th century.

There's an average of 178 sesame seeds on a Big Mac bun.

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