Easter excellence: 10 best hot cross buns
We can’t wait until Good Friday to feast on these fruity, doughy treats. Just add butter
Sunday 16 March 2014
Sweet, yeast-leavened buns have always been associated with Easter, with the central white cross symbolising the Crucifixion. But hot cross buns, as they are now known as, are so tasty that us Brits seem to be starting on these seasonal treats earlier and earlier each year.
Problem is that unless you make them yourself, they can be bland, small, pale or dry – or all four. But help is at hand. From Aldi to Harrods, we’ve tasted them all to bring you the best of the buns.
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Tesco Finest is a clear winner this year. Perfectly rounded, with plenty of plump fruit and superb spices, they are literally divine. Betty’s comes in at a close second place, with their impressively large hot cross bun that is packed with the kind of top-notch ingredients that this family run Yorkshire bakery has become so famous for.
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