Their expert panel have blind tasted 21 hot cross buns
from the UK's biggest retailers - to reveal the five best buys in two categories: traditional and alternative.
M&S sells more than 42 million hot cross buns
75) as well as hot cross buns
(70p each) and mini chocolate cakes priced from PS2.
Rating: +++++ Heston Simnel Inspired Hot Cross Buns
, Two for PS1.
Hot Cross buns
, once saved for Good Friday, are now eaten throughout Lent.
Aldi havebrioche hot cross buns
,Tesco havechocolate and fudge flavourwhile Asda have afree-from version.
The 'Posh' cross buns
are made with indulgently sweet and rich brioche buns.
The store said: "Jimmy's method of making Asda's hot cross buns
is a meticulous process of moulding the buns, perfecting the cross, then glazing and baking them for a precise time.
SERVES 4 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Ingredients 4 hot cross buns
15g unsalted butter 320ml double cream 100ml whole milk 2 eggs & 1 egg yolk 100g Rachel's Greek Style Natural Yogurt 1 tsp demerara sugar scatter broken into the mix.
For my Easter scientific drinks experiment, I've ripped up hot cross buns
, snapped chocolate, clinked ice and whirled red wines in a glass.
This is a great way to use up leftover hot cross buns
and Easter eggs and makes for an indulgent, comforting pud.
Stork block is the ideal ingredient to use here - it's specifically blended for baking, with a balanced flavour and optimal fat content, to give the moistest, tastiest hot cross buns
Another Easter tradition is hot cross buns
, an English treat immortalized in the street call of "One-a-penny, two-a-penny, hot cross buns
Project :Heston's Earl Grey and mandarin hot cross buns
And, of course, there were also plenty of hot cross buns
too - with bakers Mike Goddard, Gerhard Patzer and Pater Inger making a massive 12lb bun in 1976.