A UQ student whose favourite method of procrastination is getting out of the house and enjoying what Brisbane has to offer.
Published April 10th 2014
Not for hot cross bun purists
It's that time of year again. Hot cross buns are hopping up everywhere for their annual Easter run. Some of Brisbane's eateries are getting a bit creative though and doing their own take on the chocolate season staple:
Combining chocolate and hot cross buns? Genius. Coverture & Co takes the signature hot cross bun flavour and puts in a smooth, creamy truffle, complete with white chocolate cross on top (see above). Confusing (eating chocolate but tasting hot cross bun!), but oh so delectable. Just try and resist eating them on the way home - mine didn't even make it to the first intersection.
Yes, you read right. Rosalie's favourite ice-creamery serves up a hot cross bun flavoured gelato in the week leading up to Easter. And yes, it's delicious. Creamy and indulgent, it makes me glad the warm weather has stuck around for Easter (not that colder weather would be a deterrent really). Grab a take home pack of the stuff and keep it in your freezer to remind you of hot cross buns long after they've stopped appearing on bakery shelves.
If brownies are one of your favourite things (they're certainly mine), you'll be doing a happy dance after I tell you that New Farm's Dello Mano has an Easter version of the treat. Their annual hot cross brownies cement the cafe's status as best brownie baker in Brisbane, possibly the world. And they look as good as they taste in those lovely boxes of theirs. Perfect for an Easter gift (or just eat them all yourself).
Raw hot cross buns? Is that even possible? It's just weird!' I hear you screaming. Well try before you judge my friend because these gems are scrumptious and good for you in the bargain (which can't be said for any of the others). Don't worry, it isn't just raw bun dough, as some one asked me (seriously), they're more like a no-bake slice. Plus they might even help you feel better about all the Easter chocolate you ate. Bonus!
So the buns at Baker's Delight look a little bit boring now don't they? Go on, be adventurous and surprise everyone at your Easter gathering with something interesting this year.