Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Cross Buns

Cross Buns are buns marked with a cross, and largely eaten in England upon Good Friday. The custom of marking certain days by certain kinds of food was once widely prevalent and is still alive; for instance, furmety at Christmas, spiced ale on Mothering Sunday, simnel cake and custards, called pudding-pies in some parts, each at its special time.