Hot Cross Buns
Traditionally baked in England on Good Friday, these buns were once believed to cure any ailment; people dried them and saved them for the rest of the year for this purpose. The buns were generally sold by poor and elderly on the streets: Hot cross buns! / Hot cross buns! / One a penny, two a penny! / Hot cross buns! / If you have no daughters / Give them to your Sons. (From "Rare Bits: Unusual Origins of Popular Recipes" by Patricia Bunning Stevens).