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Even Today, World's Oldest Easter Hot Cross Bun Smells Fresh

by Rajshri on  April 4, 2010 at 10:13 AM General Health News   - G J E 4
 Even Today, World's Oldest Easter Hot Cross Bun Smells Fresh
The world's oldest hot cross bun, baked on a Good Friday nearly 190 years ago smells fresh even today, a British grandma has revealed.

Nancy Titman, 91, inherited the 1821-baked bun from her mum after she died and incredibly it has not gone bad.
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The bun, which was baked the same year as Napoleon and poet John Keats died, and George IV's coronation took place, has been in Titman's family for generations.

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"It's a relic which has been passed down through the family. My mum said our ancestors worked in a baker's shop and they believed buns baked on Good Friday didn't go mouldy," the Telegraph quoted her as saying.

She added: "It is rock hard and the currants have disintegrated but you can tell it's a hot cross bun and you can still see the shape of the cross."

The bun has the date March 1821 etched on its base and was made by Nancy's great, great, great grandfather, William Skinner, who ran a bakery in London.

His son was helping in the shop that Easter and gifted the fruity bun to his mum, who did not eat it and preserved the gift in a box.

Source: ANI
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