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Published April 2nd 2017
What happened to the sixth hot cross bun? (by Lausanne Morgan / Public Domain)
While hot cross buns are traditionally eaten only on Good Friday to signify the end of Lent, it's common to see the distinctively crossed bun in stores as early as January. As Easter approaches, the best buns are rising in bakeries throughout Adelaide. Start your search for the best hot cross buns in Adelaide with these top 5.
After winning the Baking Association of Australia's competition for the nation's best hot cross buns, we've been watching the dough slowly rise in this no frills bakery as batch after batch of the vegan buns are eaten, each one with that classic mix of cinnamon and dried fruit blended in a soft, satisfying dough. For the non-traditionalists, the choc-chip variety are a hit, typically selling out by lunch time. CJ's Bakery is open 8am to 5pm.
Drawn by the aura of the golden cross boldly topping the sourdough bun, the aroma of nutmeg and the satisfying bite through firm crust, soft bun and melting butter will satisfy, while the aftertaste of sticky-sweet glaze will tempt you for seconds. Jenny's Gourmet Bakery is open Mon to Fri 8am - 5pm and Sat 8am - 3.30pm.
A batch of award winning hot cross buns (by CJ's Bakery)
The bakers at O'Connell have perfected the formula of the Easter treat with vegan hot cross buns mixed with bursts of sweetness from juicy currants and laced with aromatic spice. A 6 pack of firm favourites is $6.50. Bakery on O'Connell is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The traditional hot cross bun at Dulwich has a beautiful glaze, tempting the sweet tooth while the aroma of cardamom and the lightness of the bun make the original recipe a moreish hit. After creating the world's biggest vanilla slice at over 800kgs, the Dulwich bakers have packed their HCBs with 40% fruit. Dulwich Bakery is open Mon to Fri 7am - 6pm, Sat 7am - 5pm and Sun 8am - 5pm. They also have bakeries in Malvern, Collingswood, Unley, Glenelg South, Pasadena Green Shopping Centre, Beulah Park, Henley Beach and Grange.
The glorious glaze of freshly baked hot cross buns (by CJ's Bakery)
For over 80 years, the ovens at Perryman's have been hot with Easter treats baked with the same traditional recipe, enticing local school kids away from fast food chains to grab an after-school snack. Crucially, the airy buns have firm crosses that won't budge as you slice the warm dough in half to slather on butter. Perryman's Bakery is open Mon to Fri 8am - 5pm, Sat 8:30am – 2:30pm and Sun 11am – 2.30pm.
Where do you go for the best batch of hot cross buns in Adelaide? Please let us know with a comment.
Kyton bakery behind castle plaza make amazing hot cross buns. Full of flavour, great texture and award winning I believe. So good that one couple made them their wedding cake on a special order!
They are also available at many Foodland stores