Have some fun with a hot cross bun
One to cross off your list
Hot cross buns are a key seasonal product, each year there are more and more flavour varieties on offer.
We have developed some ideas for some alternative flavours of both sweet and savoury hot cross buns for this year.
The introduction of the savoury flavours expands the day-part opportunities for hot cross buns and allows for a quick seasonal tweak to menus and on the shelves at bakeries.
Not only do these taste great on their own, our rosemary and chorizo hot cross buns work well as a carrier.
We have teamed them up with a burger but they work equally as well as an alternative sandwich carrier.
As we have previously touched on, rosemary is a key 2020 flavour trend so a great flavour to incorporate.
We also created a cheese and bacon version which works well as a carrier.
A huge variety of flavours in hot cross buns are appearing wherever you look.
Here are some ideas for sweet hot cross buns with a flavour twist:
Waste not, want not
We were limbering up in preparation for Wimbledon and berry season in the kitchen recently where we created a red berry semi-freddo which looks and tastes stunning.
A very simple and effective way to update and add a splash of colour to menus.
Hot cross buns are an ideal base for bread and butter pudding and can also be used with Mactop ® Traditional to create a seasonal semifreddo – simply substitute the fruit in this recipe with 400g of torn pieces of hot cross buns.
Traditional family time
The Easter holidays are a great time for restaurants, bars and pubs to take advantage of families getting together to eat.
Updating menus with seasonal offerings is a great business driver as it gets customers excited.
With the changing season it is an ideal time to introduce new recipes using seasonal ingredients.
Easter is a food led time but don’t forget that food and drink pairings can help to grow sales.
There are more Easter themed recipes on our website.