Easter isn't the same without Hot Cross Buns. But there's more to Hot Cross Buns than just heating and eating. Try out these unique recipes using your favourite Easter treats for a nice twist on tradition. 

Bacon and Cheese Hot Cross Toasties

Bacon & Cheese Hot Cross Toasties

A bacon and cheese hot cross toastie might seem an odd creation, but it works really well. Sweet and savoury have been best friends forever and here they combine to make a perfect little treat with crispy crunchy bacon, melted cheese and relish to boot. What’s not to love?


Hot Cross Bun French Toast with Cinnamon Butter

Hot Cross Bun French Toast with Cinnamon Butter

This is a brilliant way to eat hot cross buns, especially if they’re a few days old. They’re soaked in an eggy custard then gently cooked until golden brown and served with cinnamon butter and lashings of maple syrup.

Dessert Hot Cross Buns

Dessert Hot Cross Buns

This is the ultimate in hot cross bun indulgence. Fresh warm buns, topped with vanilla ice cream, doused in salted caramel and crowned with chopped pistachios.

Hot Cross Buns Bliss Balls

Hot Cross Buns Bliss Balls

Don’t throw out your leftover hot cross buns, use it as the base for these super healthy, nutritious and delicious hot cross bun bliss balls.

Hot Cross Brownies

Hot Cross Brownies

This is genius: yummy, gooey chocolate brownie spiked with spicy festive hot cross buns. So simple, so delicious and a nice little surprise for anyone who eats it.