You know Easter’s just around the corner when you’re tucking into a sweet, warm, buttery hot cross bun. If you’re in the market for a little ‘food for thought’ on jazzing up your buns this year, look no further. Our Executive Chef, Paul McGrath, has shared his suggestions for some of the yummiest, scrummiest combinations for you to try.
Who knew these beautiful warm bundles of joy were so versatile!?
The possibilities really are endless, here are 5 of our favourite combos:
Ooh la la! This combination of a breakfast classic with an Easter twist is, how do you say… magnifique!
Try: A hot cross bun French toast with apple and brandy compote
In the unlikely event you have leftover hot cross buns around the house, try this old-school celebration of the bun where simplicity meets mouth-watering goodness. Think fireplace, toasty nights and that sweet, homely feeling.
Try: Hot cross bun and butter pudding (extra tip: go one better and make this for your nana – she’ll love it!)
THE POSH SPICE
If you’re feeling a little bit fancy this Easter, this is what we call ‘an imprecipe’ and it’s guaranteed to leave your guests begging for more sweet, sweet lovin’.
Try: Caramelised hot cross buns with spiced ice cream and roasted fig
It’s hard to beat the simple but delectable taste of a lightly toasted hot cross bun smothered in creamy butter, so if it ain’t broke, we say don’t fix it!
Hot tip: add a sprinkle of sea salt to this combo to increase deliciousness by 200%*
Try: A warm toasted hot cross bun with cultured butter
*not a legitimate statistic
Partied a little too hard over the long weekend? Or maybe you’re just dealing with your little ones on a sugar high from our egg hunt? We’ve got you covered with something you’ve probably never thought of before …
Try: Hot cross bun, crispy bacon and grilled cheese with maple syrup (trust us, it’s good)