Hot Cross Buns
In 14th century, England, they were peddled through the streets to the old jingle “one a penny, two a penny, Hot Cross Buns”. Tradition has it that if two people share a hot cross bun, they will know true fellowship. Since hot cross buns were thought to have magical powers, sailors used to wear them around there necks as a protection against disease or shipwreck.
The above taken from: Out of Old Nova Scotia Kitchens by Marie Nightingale