Travel Photo of the Day: Bermuda Buns and Kites

Like most things, these buns are even better when deep-fried.

Hot Cross Buns

There is one time of the year that Bermudians, visitors, and residents of this 21-square-mile Island in the Atlantic Ocean join together for kite-flying — Good Friday. The kite-flying tradition began with kites shaped like the Cross, but have grown from the religious to heights (10 feet!) and shapes that barely could have been imagined.

To build a Bermuda kite, you require:

  1. Patience
  2. Tissue paper of all colors
  3. A wooden frame

The benefits of careful creasing of the tissue paper to cover the wooden frame are only recognized once the kite is miles above Horseshoe Beach and dancing along the wind.

Of course, to sustain the kite-flying is Bermuda’s tradition of hot cross buns. These fruit-filled delights are only complete when a fishcake is in between them. Bermuda’s fishcakes are made from cod (a fish not available in Bermuda, but a tradition from their British ancestors), potato, thyme, onion, parsley, curry powder, salt, pepper, and a covering of flour before deep-frying.

Delicious and the perfect sustenance for a Good Friday flying session!

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