READ: The great hot cross bun debate – raisins or no raisins?
The warm, sweet buns are said to have many origins but the one story that sticks, is that the bun was made in honour of Good Friday (the day that Jesus died), which is why it has a cross on the top – according to The Kitchn.
Did you know that National Hot Cross Bun Day falls on 11 of September? That means they’re not only reserved for Easter time. These exciting recipes below demonstrate a few creative ways to enjoy the traditional baked treat.
This South African favourite takes a turn for sweet and we love it!
Yes, it’s not warm but this rich indulgence might just be what your Easter needs.
3. Chocolate hot cross bun loaf
This right here is a mix of all things that are great about Easter; chocolate, bread and hot cross buns.
4. Hot cross bun amasi ice cream sandwich
Easter classic meets South African classic and that sounds like the crime- fighting duo we are ready to indulge in.
5. Hot cross bun chocolate pudding
This 15-minute recipe takes the humble but delicious hot cross bun and turns it into a decadent treat that we all need.
6. Hot cross bun and white chocolate cake doughnuts
Did I hear cake, doughnut and hot cross bun in the same sentence? We are all ears in and have our ovens at the ready.
These sexy treats are the most eye-catching cake pops to have at your Easter get-together.
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