Oldest recorded town? Forget it. Oldest recorded hot cross bun! Can we prove it? Well, you decide.

Oldest recorded town? Forget it. Oldest recorded hot cross bun!! Can we prove it? Well, you decide.

Oldest recorded town? Forget it. Oldest recorded hot cross bun!! Can we prove it? Well, you decide.

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THE bun in question is owned by Andrew Munson, of Wormingford, who was given it 30 years ago by an eccentric neighbour, Norman Baker, to thank him for fixing his electrics.

The bun is rock hard – an encouraging sign of age.

Kept dry, pastry will harden and last indefinitely.

Note that the cross is cut, and the bun is a small bread roll, with no currants, which is also encouraging in terms of date. But 1807?

Essex County Standard:

As the photograph above shows, the bun comes in its own envelope. On it is written: “Good Friday, March 27th 1807, Weir Street, Colchester”.

Read the full story in today's Gazette.

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11:24am Fri 18 Apr 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

quote: Kept dry, pastry will harden and last indefinitely.?

Thought most people knew Hot Cross Buns were made from yeast raised spiced dough, which is not pastry!

But perhaps this is not the oldest hot x bun in town? The ones we got in ASDA on Wednesday weren't very fresh at all and could be considered contenders!
quote: Kept dry, pastry will harden and last indefinitely.? Thought most people knew Hot Cross Buns were made from yeast raised spiced dough, which is not pastry! But perhaps this is not the oldest hot x bun in town? The ones we got in ASDA on Wednesday weren't very fresh at all and could be considered contenders! Say It As It Is OK?
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