Top 5 Hot Cross Buns in Sydney
The hot cross bun
, mixed with dried fruit, sprinkled with spices and marked with a cross, has been baked for centuries to mark the end of Lent and commemorate Jesus Christ's crucifixion on Good Friday.
While superstitious folk ate them to ward off illness, fire and shipwrecks, we don't need an excuse to enjoy these warm buns with a lashing of melting butter.
Pick up your next batch of Sydney's best hot cross buns at these bakeries.
The sourdough bun by Brickfields is one of Sydney's sweetest, as you'll discover when gazing at the generous coating of syrupy glaze.
The dough is dense, soaked with the juice from cranberries, currants and orange peel and balanced with sprinklings of cardamom, ginger and Sri Lankan cinnamon.
You can order 6 hot cross buns
for $20, or a baker's dozen
for $40 online at Brickfields
. They open Mon to Fri 7am - 2pm and Sat to Sun 8am - 2pm.
The holiest hot cross bun in Sydney returns. Black Star's are loved by foodies and the faithful, with thousands sold daily as Good Friday approaches.
The dense filling in these vegan buns is scented with allspice, with the flavour of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves teasing while giant raisins and sultanas burst with sweetness. The baked treat is balanced by zesty orange peel.
Take a moment to smell the thick, shiny glaze, infused with frankincense
. The exotic oil, used in aromatherapy to relieve stress, was one of the gifts from the three wise men to Jesus.
Order half a dozen online
for $25 or 12 for $45, choosing your preferred store for pickup.
Black Star Pastry
has stores at:
the Galeries in the CBD
King St, Newtown
the Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park
Dunning Ave, Rosebery
While purists were shocked by a hot cross bun marked with a large 'S' instead of the traditional 'X', S marks the spot for a bun that's not too dense or too light.
The Sonoma Special "Not" Cross Buns replace dried citrus peels with a generous blend of sweet sultanas and tart cranberries, while the aroma of nutmeg and cloves awakens the Easter spirit.
Sonoma Sourdough Bakers
at Alexandria is open 7 days a week from 7am - 3pm, with cafes also at Bondi, Glebe, Leichhardt, Manly, Menai, and Rose Bay. They also show up at Saturday Farmers Markets in Eveleigh, North Sydney, Ramsgate, and Sutherland.
The AP Bakery have kept the dough in their hot cross buns simple and chewy, as the fruit flavours every bite.
Sweet raisins and currants are baked till lightly scorching, giving a mild bitterness. The bun is finished with sticky, spicy glaze over a thin, flaky crust.
Visit AP Bakery
at Newtown, Eveleigh, and Surry Hills.
Foodies say our first bite is with our eyes and Infinity Bakery make the ultimate first impression. With such a beautiful shape, it's almost criminal to slice these hot cross buns and slather them with warm butter eat, but it's still legal in Sydney.
Enjoy the soft, pillowy dough, laced with zesty orange and aromatic cinnamon.
Visit Infinity Bakery
at Darlinghurst, Manly, and Homebush.
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