Honoring their religious roots, the Irish would bake hot cross buns during Lent and serve them on Good Friday. Lore further states that some would hang hot cross buns from their kitchen ceilings to ward off evil spirits for the year and that they associated the baked goods with healing properties, especially with strengthening relationships.  
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Hot Cross Bun French Toast
Use up any hot cross buns left over from Good Friday breakfast in this sweetly spiced hot cross bun French toast.This recipe is courtesy of Jamie Oliver.
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I always used to think hot cross buns were difficult to make, and avoided baking them for years. When I finally gave them a try one Easter, I realized they are really easy to make. They will keep for about four days in an airtight container but if they do go a little hard, toast them and spread with ample amounts of butter.
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Now even those who eat gluten-free can enjoy these tradition-rich treats. Nicole from Gluten-Free on a Shoestring mastered this recipe so that they taste like the real thing.
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