- A 115-year-old hot cross bun heirloom is set to be passed down a generation
- The treat is owned by Sue Halford, her grandfather baked it in 1903 in Leicester
- She says the Good Friday treat is in ‘good condition’ although ‘a bit hard’ to eat
- Mrs Halford will now pass the cinnamon snack down to her grandson Noah
A family have kept a hot cross bun in the family for 115 years as part of an inter-generational tradition.
The doughy treat has been passed down generations since it was baked in 1903.
Sue Halford’s grandfather was first given the bun at the turn of the century, and it’s been kept in the family ever since.
Mrs Halford said the cinnamon goodie, traditionally consumed on Good Friday, was intended to bring ‘good health and fortune’ according to the BBC.
A family have kept a hot cross bun in the family for 115 years as part of an inter-generational tradition
She added the seasonal snack was in good condition despite being a ‘bit hard’.
Her grandmother gave her the heirloom 30 years ago and she will now pass the hot cross bun down to her grandson, Noah.
Mrs Halford, from Leicester, said: ‘The fascinating thing about it is that you can still see the indentation of the crust on the top of the bun.
‘Although the currants have perished there is a currant stalk still attached to it.’
The world’s oldest hot cross bun is believed to be owned by a couple from Essex and dates back to 1807.
Andrew Munson and his wife Dot were given the 211-year-old bun by a neighbour more than 30 years ago.
A note that came with the archaic bun says that it was baked on Good Friday 1807 in Colchester, Essex.
Like the Halford’s bun, it is said to be edible – although rock solid.
Sue Halford’s grandfather was first given the bun at the turn of the century, and it’s been kept in the family ever since