Paris bun

It probably has nothing to do with Paris, so how did it get its name?


I remember these from growing up in Belfast and Van Morrison mentions having one with lemonade in his song Cleaning Windows.

They seem to be associated with poorer times in Ireland and Scotland and maybe the reference to Paris was a way to make them sound a bit grander than the simple ingredients of flour, milk, sugar and oil would suggest.

They were made to look a bit fancy too, with a cherry on the centre mound and rock sugar sprinkled on top.

Any ideas on where the name comes from?

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