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Hot Cross Bun Recipe for Easter

30 Mar, 2023

Easter Weekend

We love long weekends and the extra time it affords to spend with family and friends. We also love that chocolate and baking has become part of our Easter celebrations, the perfect excuse to indulge in sweet treats and delicious food.

So while the little ones scamper around the garden on the hunt for Easter Bunny’s chocolate, we’re preparing a brunch fit for the occasion.

We’re trying out Bread & Butter Bakery’s fruity, spiced hot cross buns. Read on to discover the recipe.


Bread & Butter Bakery

Auckland local favourite Bread & Butter Bakery are a team of passionate bakers crafting handmade, delicious and nutritious loaves of bread. Specialising in baking organic, wholemeal sourdough, their expert bakers also make pastries, buns and sweets from scratch.

Bread & Butter Bakery are famous for their delicious hot cross buns and have generously shared their recipe with us. So whether you’re recreating their thoughtfully considered recipe at home or picking up a bun made with love from their bakery, try out what we consider to be the perfect hot cross bun this Easter.


RECIPE: Equipment and Ingredients

Making hot cross buns takes a little time and preparation, so clear your schedule, pop on your apron and enjoy creating these delicious treats – the results will be worth it!

RECIPE: The Method

To get the best out of Bread & Butter Bakery’s recipe, follow their instructions carefully. Timing and measurements are key to hot cross bun success!

Easter Entertaining

Lay a welcoming table with relaxed linens for an indulgent Easter brunch with family and friends. Choose new season gingham Harvest kitchen and mix with white or natural Loft Linen pieces to create a beautiful base for Easter styling. Add fresh flowers or herbs from your garden, pretty painted Easter eggs, hot coffee, fresh OJ and a generous serving of delicious hot cross buns.


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