21 Truly Splendid Ways To Eat Hot Cross Buns

The best part of Easter.

1. Try a petite bite.

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2. Or a jumbo one.


For ease, these buns are baked in a muffin tin. Get the recipe here.

3. Take a more adult approach, with stout and Earl Grey buns.


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4. Or these spiced chocolate and orange buns.


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5. Use your buns to make a treacle tart.

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6. Fill your buns with a spiced nut butter.


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7. Stay traditional.

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Try master baker Paul Hollywood’s recipe. Get the recipe here.

8. MIx it up with fig and sour cherry.


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9. Or add in white chocolate, dates and pistachios.


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10. Cadbury Mini Egg Hot Cross Buns


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11. Use stale buns in a Bread and Butter Pudding.

Get the recipe here. Serve it with an apricot butter. Get the recipe here.

12. With added chocolate.

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13. You could also use stale buns as a decadent stuffing.

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14. For a vegan bake, these use flax eggs instead of eggs.

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15. Use sourdough for a gluten-free bake.


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16. If you’d like to try a healthier option, these are wholewheat and low in sugar.

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17. You could also try these raw bites.

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18. Create a croquembouche.


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19. Go for broke with these cheesy prosciutto buns.

For savoury fans, these are delicious. Get the recipe here.

20. Sandwich a piece of bacon in your bun.

21. Or just eat them covered in butter.

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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