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Sydney’s best hot cross buns for Easter 2016

There’s no doubt that Sydneysiders are massive foodies.  And luckily, bakeries have warmed to the city’s demands for the most supreme hot cross bun. All over the city, bakers are battling it out for all things hot cross bun related, from traditional buns, to unusual varieties such as matcha hot cross buns and hot cross bun flavoured chocolates!

With that said, here is a selection of Sydney’s best hot cross bun treats on offer this year. Happy hot cross bun-ting!

1. Dough Collective – Matcha red bean hot cross buns

Dough Collective - Matcha red bean hot cross buns
Dough Collective – Matcha red bean hot cross buns

Aside from the usual traditional and chocolate varieties of hot cross buns, Dough Collective is bringing their A-game with this year’s matcha (green tea) and red bean flavoured hot cross buns!  They look just a tinge greener than the traditional type and are sure a treat.

2. T2 – Tea-infused hot cross buns

T2’s tea-infused hot cross buns Source: T2

Launching across selected T2 stores from 24 March and available only until 28 March, these limited Easter edition hot cross buns will sure be hot in demand!

3. T2 – “Baxter’s Buns” – Hot cross bun flavoured tea

T2’s Baxter’s Buns – Hot cross bun flavoured tea Source: T2

Flavoured with cinnamon, fruit and all-spice goodness, this brew is a subtle hint that Easter is upon our doorsteps!

4. Sonoma – Traditional hot cross bun

Sonoma - Traditional hot cross bun
Sonoma – Traditional hot cross bun Source: Instagram

Sonoma knows bread.  So when Easter comes around, Sonoma produces the finest quality hot cross bun, promising at least 30% fruit. And did I mention how delicious they look?

5. Koko Black – Hot Cross Bites – hot cross bun flavoured chocolates

Koko Black's hot cross bun-flavoured chocolates
Koko Black’s hot cross bun-flavoured chocolates Source: Koko Black

As the name suggests, these are Easter egg sized chocolates mixed with what I imagine gooey hot cross bun batter to be like. Definitely the most unusual hot cross bun themed item I’ve tasted, and worth getting a box to share with a group!

6. Bourke Street Bakery – Hot cross loaf

Bourke Street Bakery - Hot cross loaf
Bourke Street Bakery – Hot cross loaf

For those that can’t get enough of hot cross buns, Bourke Street Bakery’s giant hot cross loaf is sure to satisfy even the biggest hot cross bun lover’s cravings.

7. Black Star Pastry – traditional hot cross buns

Black Star Pastry - Traditional hot cross bun
Black Star Pastry – Traditional hot cross bun. Source: Instagram

More than one week before Easter, these buns were sold out by 10:30am. Luckily, the hard working bakers at Black Star Pastry freshly bake their hot cross buns daily, so it’s not too late to taste these cinnamon-ny delights. Just make sure you’re there early!

8. General Park Kitchen and The Bagel Shop – Hot X Bagel

General Park Kitchen - featuring The Bagel Shop's Hot cross bagels
General Park Kitchen – featuring The Bagel Shop’s Hot cross bagels

Tucked away under the Rolex store in Martin Place is General Park Kitchen, the best bagel store in the vicinity. This Easter, it’s serving up The Bagel Shop’s Hot Cross Bagels, delivered fresh from the oven daily from The Bagel Shop’s kitchen. Make sure you get these early, by mid-morning they are all gone.

9. Messina Gelato – Hot cross bun flavoured gelato

Intrigued? Head down to Messina for its seasonal special, spicy bun butter mixed in a gelato.

10. Mak Mak – Hot cross bun flavoured macaroon

A condensed, crispy version of a hot cross bun.

11. Tella Balls Dessert Bar – Tella cross buns

Who could say no to a hot cross bun injected with Nutella?

 

 

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