I'm dreaming of Lashing's Hot Cross Bun.
They said, with raisin, it’s either you like it or hate it. Some people love raisin on their bread, like my Mom. But I prefer not to. The same thing applied to chocolate. Fruit and raisin chocolate is never my favorite. That’s why I’ve never been a fan of a hot cross bun.
Last month before the lockdown, I take a tour around some of Wellington’s best bakeries to find out if their Easter treats really as good as people said.
What makes the perfect hot cross bun?
- New World Metro Willis St
$8.99 for 6
People are talking about how good this ‘Heavenly Hot Cross Bun’ is. Well, you definitely can tell these were of good quality as they are very heavy and you definitely can smell the spices emanating from the packet.
- Ten O’clock Bakery
$12.50 for 6
As the winner of the best NZ HCB competition in 2014, this is the top of the list of bun that I’d loved to try this year. I brought these from Moore Wilson’s as I was not prepared to make a trip all the way to Masterton. This is perhaps the best ideal bun people would love, fluffy and rich but not overly rich.
$24 for 6
There’s quality in price. Using Baron Hasselhoff’s single-origin Dominican Republic 70% chocolate, orange & currants, these, people, are my best bun of the year. I couldn’t tell how good HCB is until I tried these. The combination of fluffy thangzhong based bread, the sweetness of the currants and bitterness of the chocolate is just perfect. Worth every penny. They shared their recipe on Instagram lately, gotta take a screenshot before it disappeared.