10 Crazy Ways To Eat Hot Cross Buns
Easter is on the horizon and it’s time to get creative with your hot cross buns.
What to eat with hot cross buns? Well, I love a hot cross bun toasted with a spread of butter. BUT. Who says you can’t eat it with anything else? Scroll below and see what creative ways you can eat your hot cross buns (sweet or savoury) and also prevent wasting stale buns with a delicious treat!
10. Bacon, Egg and Blue Cheese Toasted Hot Cross Bun!
Caution: Only have once a week. This recipe is highly addictive and can cause love handles!
Crispy bacon strips, poached free range egg, toasted hot cross bun with grilled blue cheese. Build it, bite it and listen for the crunch from the bacon and splat from the egg yolk hitting your plate.
Full recipe for the Bacon, Egg and Blue Cheese Toasted Hot Cross Bun
If you think this recipe is unusual… wait until you get to the 1# spot!
9. Hot Cross Bun Treacle Tart
This is a ‘sweet and sticky’ way to use up leftover (stale) hot cross buns. #nowaste
Serves: 6 | Time: 50 minutes
Sainsbury full recipe.
8. Bacon and Smashed Avocado Hot Cross Bun
This refreshing and healthy (ish) smashed avocado is perfect for a sunny Sunday morning. Creamy avocado, salty feta cheese, spicy chilli and refreshing chopped mint in a sweet and crunchy hot cross bun!
Bacon and Smashed Avocado Hot Cross Bun recipe.
7. Bread and Butter Pudding
Another simple and sweet way to use up your stale hot cross buns. Don’t waste food, recycle it into something delicious!
Yasmin Limbert’s full recipe.
6. Classic Bacon Hot Cross Bun
Swap that white thick loaf and toast up a buttery hot cross bun with 2 pieces of bacon and your condiment of choice.
You don’t need a bloody recipe for this.
5. Spiced French Toasted Hot Cross Bun
It’s the weekend so go and treat yourself to this cheeky brunch idea. Keep any stale hot cross buns to make this naughty little pudding. French Toast, meet Hot cross bun. Hot cross bun, meet French toast.
BBC Good Food recipe here.
4. Smashed Avocado Hot Cross Bun (v)
For my lovely veggie friends, follow the same recipe above but remove the slices of streaky bacon! For Vegans, you know you can get Vegan hot cross buns in most supermarkets this Easter?
3. Beetroot and Feta Hot Cross Bun Burger (v)
You can have a brioche burger bun so why can’t you have a hot cross bun burger?
Easter is here and I want to share with you my super simple and quick veggie beetroot and feta hot cross bun burger recipe. I use couscous to bind the burger. Low cost and easy to access. Enjoy!
Click for the full recipe of the Beetroot and Feta Hot Cross Bun Burger
2. Bread sauce
Why does bread sauce have to only be enjoyed over Christmas? Easter is also about bringing friends and family around the dinner table and indulging in homecooked hearty dinners. Blitz any stale hot cross buns and following my family bread sauce recipe.
Hot Cross Bun Bread Sauce recipe
1. Slow Cooked Roast Lamb Hot Cross Buns
You saw it here first people! My slow cooked sticky roast lamb in a hot cross bun! Cooked in a mint and cranberry sticky sauce, this is the sister sandwich of the classic pulled pork brioche bun.
This recipe will leave you and your friends wanting more, so don’t let it just be an Easter treat and keep this recipe in your mind.
Roast Lamb hot cross bun recipe