My mother custom to bless the food before putting the lid on the pot, it is my mind and still is in Catholic countries when they mark a new loaf of bread. The ancient Greeks may have marked cakes with a cross.
On Good Friday, loaves bearing an imprinted cross are eaten in diverse European countries. For instance, in England, buns were baked with a cross marked on them. They are said to have originated at Saint Alban's Abbey in 1361, where the monks distributed them to the poor.
Whatever their origin, let’s try hot cross buns this Good Friday!
Have a blessed Good Friday!