3 crazy ways with hot cross buns

By Jess Spiro, 1 January 2021

Whether they’re store-bought or home-made, it goes without saying that hot cross buns will be present at Easter. But if you’re looking for a way to use them that feels a little out of the ordinary, we’ve got some winning ideas for you. We present 3 inspired recipes using hot cross buns you might not have thought of.

Hot cross bun-stuffed roast chicken

This recipe works double time as an impressive main course for Easter lunch and a way to use up excess hot cross buns. If you’re on the fence about this one, know that the buns add an insanely addictive sweet-and-spicy element.
hot cross bunsGet the recipe for hot cross bun-stuffed roast chicken here.

Hot cross bun breakfast butties

If you’re planning an Easter brunch instead of a lunch, there is no cooler or more delicious way to serve hot cross buns than stuffed with fried eggs, bacon and cheese. Bloody Marys optional, but strongly encouraged.
Get the recipe for hot cross bun breakfast butties here.

Hot cross bun ice-cream sandwiches

These sandwiches are a perfect, crowd-pleasing dessert idea and although the home-made ice cream is easier to make than you think, we won’t judge you for using a good store-bought ice cream instead.
Get the recipe for hot cross bun ice-cream sandwiches here.

Jess Spiro

Article by Jess Spiro

Jess Spiro is a freelance food writer, chef and restaurant critic based in Cape Town, who can often be found in search of the next great plate of food. Follow her on Instagram @jess_spiro to see what she's eating.
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