Mum divides opinions with ‘horrific’ hot cross bun and egg Easter tradition

A woman has divided opinions online after she shared a picture of her unconventional hot cross bun creation.

The spiced raisin buns marked with icing or a dough cross are traditionally eaten during Lent, especially in the week leading up to Easter.

But instead of slathering a generous amount of butter on the bun, the woman decided to switch up the ingredients.

The woman said that she has been eating hot cross buns and boiled eggs since her husband first introduced her to it one Easter, and now it’s somewhat of a tradition in her house.

Curious to see whether anyone else had tried the odd concoction she took to the Facebook group Family Lockdown Tips & Ideas, to say: “So, here’s my question….

“When I met my husband he introduced me to a boiled egg in a hot cross bun at Easter.

“Apparently, it’s a tradition of his dad’s family but also around where he’s from (Salford, Manchester).

“Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it – it’s very nice and now it’s become a tradition in our family.

“But…I’m beginning to think it’s just a weird tradition of his family as I’ve never met anyone, from Salford or otherwise, that partakes in this!!

“Does anyone else in the world eat boiled eggs in hot cross buns??”

Since being uploaded, the post has racked up more than 470 likes and 880 comments from divided users.

One person said: “We do this every Good Friday. My Grandma used to do it so it filtered down. Thought everyone had them at Easter, obviously not from the comments (we’re Greater Mcr).”

Another said: “I’m from Manchester and I’ve never heard of this. The only thing that goes on a hot cross bun is butter!” adding a vomiting emoji for good measure.

“This is horrific,” wrote a third.

A fourth put: “Yes from Leeds. Love it. Definitely a thing around here. If you haven’t tried it you should, the flavours go really well – like cheese and Christmas cake I guess.”

Others suggested that bacon is a “heavenly” addition.

And a few people were quick to call the woman’s bluff, blaming the odd combination on a cruel April Fool’s joke, but the post was shared on March 31.