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Hot cross consumer

By weeziepops - 3 April 2009 24

I am in search of decent hot cross buns. 

I mean traditional, old fashioned hot cross buns with fruit instead of choc chips, but not such as those featured in the supposedly top shelf bakeries which weigh a ton and taste like fruit cake (and cost a lot more than one-a-penny). 

Any guidance on this critical issue would be welcomed.

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ant 11:09 am 06 Apr 09

Back in the olden days, there was a bakery in Thetis Court Manuka that used to set up a trestle table before easter, and flog their hot cross buns from it, warm from the oven. They were the classic spice and fruit ones, all nice and big and puffy.

If I was after buns now, I’d probably try a good vietnamese bakery (like the Kingston one) as they tend to do the classics well.

deezagood 10:20 am 06 Apr 09

Gobbo said :

The best Hot Cross Buns are the ones I make.

Except I don’t put a cross on them, I pipe on a love heart.

And I don’t call them ‘Hot Cross Buns’ I call them ‘Hot Lovin’ Buns’.

As I splained to my husband, there’s *nothing* ‘Cross’ about my buns!

Your husband sounds like a very lucky man Gobbo!!

niftydog 9:30 am 06 Apr 09

Genie said :

Nifty – this implies that you have recently had them in the cardboard box !? Where’d ya get them ??????????

Ah, no, not this year at least. I went looking over the weekend but came up empty – just the “traditional” variety which are dry and tough compared to the sugar-filled mooshy goodness of the boxed ones.

I haven’t gone to Foolworths or (C)Holes yet.

Fisho 7:27 am 05 Apr 09

Pretty much all of them have bunspice essence in them (most places will deny this stuff exists).
If you put enough spice in HotX buns to make them taste they way we expect them to, they’d be a very dark brown colour. Or $20/dozen, if you use the high quality spices.

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