Who doesn’t love the smell of a freshly toasted hot cross bun? The taste? The melted butter soaking into the bun? YUM! The best way, in my opinion, is to eat hot cross buns toasted in the oven, slathered with butter and served warm.
I buy so many of them leading up to Easter from, traditional hot cross buns to apple and cinnamon, choc chip, double choc chip, fruchoc and sticky date and butterscotch, just to name a few. It's pretty much a given that when a new flavour appears on the shelf, it's not too long before they are being taste tested by my family. Whilst my children tend to gravitate towards the double choc chip hot cross buns, to me, nothing beats the tried and tested traditional hot cross buns.
This lead me to seek out our Jetty Road traders for some of their favourite hot cross bun recipes!
The Source Bulk Foods provided two recipes, with ingredients that you can purchase directly from their store, for a traditional hot cross bun and a gluten free and vegan friendly hot cross bun, whilst Bakers Delight provided a decadent dessert using their choc chip hot cross buns.
Check out the recipes below and if you decide to make them, be sure to let us know what you think and tag @jettyrdglenelg on Instagram with a picture of your hot cross buns!
Words by Laura Breeding