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Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns are renowned for being eaten on Good Friday, have you eaten many yet?

They are instantly recognizable by the cross on the top to symbolize Christ and the crucifixion.  I absolutely love hot cross buns and whilst they seem to appear in the shops months before Easter, I try and resist them as much as possible and only eat them during the week of Easter.

I love the fruity spiced fluffy bun with the gorgeous sticky glaze on the top.  Absolutely delicious!

Hot Cross Buns

Since I moved to Australia I have not be able to find the “perfect hot cross bun”.  It may sounds strange, but they seem to be different here than they were in the UK.  I think I have tried every variety possible other than actually baking them myself.

I have always bought my hot cross buns and enjoyed eating them freshly baked when they are still light and fluffy.  After a few days when they start to feel a bit stale, I rejuvenate them by giving them a light toast.  I love eating them in both these ways.

However, it would seem that in Australia hot cross buns are made to be eaten toasted.  It is almost as if eating them”fresh” as I would call it, is eating them raw!

This didn’t really occur to me until my husband and I both witnessed the crime of ‘fresh’ hot cross buns being toasted at work, church and friends homes.  It is almost as this is a given…they are after all “hot” cross buns.

Hot Cross Buns

Maybe I have been eating them wrong for all these years and moving to Australia had to put me on the correct path.  Or maybe they are infact made differently and they are not as universal as I first thought they were.

So my question to you is simple.  How do you eat your hot cross buns?

Are you someone that likes the light fluffy freshness or do you prefer them toasted?

Hot Cross Buns

Hope you have an enjoyable Good Friday and get the chance to consume lots of yummy hot cross buns 🙂

Thanks for reading

Catherine

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4 Responses to Hot Cross Buns

  1. Brittany Champion March 29, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

    Omg! Those look so soft. Great post!

    • Catherine Holt March 29, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

      Can’t beat a soft fluffy hot cross bun can you Brittany 🙂

  2. richard March 29, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    Fresh when then are fresh and after a few days when they get a bit stale you toast them. That way you enjoy them in 2 ways. That is the only way to eat them. People that just toast them are missing out!

    • Catherine Holt March 29, 2013 at 10:58 pm #

      That’s exactly what I think Richard. The way I see it, it’s the best of both worlds! Thanks for your comment 🙂

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