The Devil Sits on Your Loaf of Bread from 11 Freaky Food Superstitions (Slideshow)

11 Freaky Food Superstitions (Slideshow)

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The Devil Sits on Your Loaf of Bread

Beware of the devil lurking near your loaf of bread. It's been said that if you don’t cut a cross into the top of the dough before baking it, the devil will sit on your loaf. Hence, one of the origin stories for Hot Cross Buns. Other superstitions around bread say that you should only cut one end of the loaf, otherwise you’ll free the devil and he’ll fly all around your house. And watch out for holes in your loaf, as they've been said to symbolize a coffin and mean someone is going to die soon. And finally, keep your loaf upright — an upside-down loaf reportedly brings bad luck.