Some Like It Hot-Cross: 6 Tasty Takes On Hot Cross Buns In London

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You may like your hot cross buns simply done – toasted to crisp perfection, with a generous helping of butter slathered across while it’s still warm. But, as expected in London, we’ve found various wonderful (and wonderfully strange) adaptations of the Easter classic. Some are utterly mouthwatering. Others… well let’s just say they may have taken the ‘Easter’ theme one bunny hop too far.

1. The Hot Cross Breakfast

Introducing our new seasonal breakfast: Hot x bun French toast, caramelised banana, salted pecans and butterscotch.

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If you want a classic, glossy and beautifully baked bun, then a GAIL’s artisan bakery – with multiple locations across London – is your go-to spot. But they do also dish up a mouth-watering breakfast, made out of a hybrid of hot cross buns and French toast. Utterly naughty.

 

2. The Hot Cross Bunny Burger

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It seems that ETM’s pubs are trying to cram as much ‘Easter’ as they can into one dish – the burger patty is, in fact, made out of rabbit. Their pubs include The Well in Clerkenwell, Chiswell Street Dining Rooms in the City, The Gun in the Docklands and The Botanist at both Sloane Square and Broadgate Circle. You have until April 1st to get your paws on this… interesting dish.

 

3. Hot Cross Bun Butties

The Modern Pantry, in both Clerkenwell and Finsbury Square, are serving up their hot cross buns with bacon and maple syrup, for a sweet and salty twist. The ‘Hot Cross Butties’ are £4.80 on their breakfast menu.

 

4. Hot Cross Bun Cocktail

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If you’d rather have you hot cross calories in liquid form, then try Portobello Gin’s hot cross bun flavoured martini. The ‘Not Cross Bun Gin Martini’ was created by distilling high strength alcohol with actual hot cross buns. The cocktail can be found at The Portobello Star in Notting Hill and the Bling Pig, above The Social Eating House in Soho, as well as other selected bars, over the Easter weekend.

 

5. Hot Cross Scone

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For an egg-cellent Easter afternoon tea, head down to the Lancaster Hotel, who are combining two British classics – the scone and the hot cross bun, into one delicious baked treat. The tea is available over Easter weekend and cost £30 per person.

 

6. Hot Cross Doughnuts

Perhaps the naughtiest treat is brought to us by Bread Ahead. Make your way to Borough Market for some fried, sweet and Easter-spiced goodness. These hot cross doughnuts are worth every calorific bite!

 

Featured Image credit: Bread Ahead

Georgie Jones

Georgie Jones

After graduating, Georgie decided to drastically break the mould and moved to Clapham, where she quickly picked up an Australian accent. She loves bloody Marys, small plates and dogs and strives not to be a walking cliché - so goes running instead.