The best Market hot cross buns
Hot cross buns hit the Market shelves this week and we’ve done our very best to taste them for you – all in the name of research of course! From choc-chip and raisin to award-winning traditional buns spiced to perfection – they’re ready and waiting to be grilled, warmed and smeared with your fave butter or even a scoop of gelato if that’s your preference. Read on to find out where you can get your hot cross buns this Easter!
Choc Raisin – Cioccolato Lombardo
Combining the best of both worlds – chocolate and raisins – Tad Lombardo, our resident chocolatier, proves that chocolate really does belong in a hot cross bun. Light and fluffy, these designer buns are packing couverture chocolate and sticky raisins. Best served warm with a generous serve of butter, these guys are going to be your best friend for the next few weeks.
Traditional – Noisette Bakery
You really can’t beat a traditional hot cross bun and Noisette Bakery know this better than anyone. Made with pre-fermented dough, the bun is light and contains a tasty selection of fruit. We heated them under the grill and then got pretty liberal with the butter to achieve absolute perfection. The best part is Noisette’s buns are available all year ‘round – but only have the cross on them for Easter.
Baker D. Chirico – Ripe the Organic Grocer
The dense texture of Baker D. Chirico’s hot cross buns is what sets them apart from the rest. Definitely richer in flavour and darker in colour than their counterparts, they’re packed full of fruit, peel and an interesting blend of spices. If you like your buns with a bit of spice, this is the bun for you.
Irrewarra Sourdough – Pete n Rosie’s
Head on over to Pete n Rosie’s for mouth-watering hot cross buns from Irrewarra Sourdough. Moist, dense and chewy they’ve definitely become a family favourite amongst Market shoppers over the years. Chad from Pete n Rosie’s recommends serving them warm with a smattering of goat’s curd for something a little different – or just lather on the butter – you really can’t go wrong.
Rustica – Chaso’s Gourmet Deli
If you love your hot cross buns jam packed with fruit, these little guys are going to be your go-to for this year. With dried sultanas and currents soaked in brown sugar syrup also brushed generously over the buns, they’re rich in flavour and boast a dense texture with a deliciously sticky appearance. You won’t find any peel here folks – instead orange citrus is added to the dough when preparing.
Woodfrog – Paddlewheel
Woodfrog’s hot cross buns sport a dark maple exterior and plenty of fruit. Bite into your Woodfrog bun and you’ll be hit with the deliciously citrus flavour of organic sultanas and currants soaked in orange juice. Zest is used throughout the dough and generous amounts of cinnamon really work to drive the flavour home – delish.
Hot cross bun ice cream sandwich – Fritz Gelato
Have you ever tried a hot cross bun with a scoop of ice cream wedged in between? The crew at Fritz Gelato think you should, which is why for just $2, they’ll pop a generous scoop of ice cream between your delicious hot cross bun of choice! Just grab your hot cross bun from any of our Market traders mentioned above and head on over to Fritz to choose from a stack of flavours.