Over the weekend I made hot cross buns. I've made them before with spelt and also with sourdough and with chocolate, just to give a decadent feel. I stayed traditional for the latest batch, just using yeast. During Lent, these buns have a religious meaning but may have Saxon roots. To me they are a delicious treat that, like panettone, are a bread that should be made throughout the year, not just for holidays, Cross or no cross, these buns are moist and tasty, worth the effort.