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.
5million hot cross buns
- with both types of crosses - will fly off their shelves in Scotland this Easter.
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
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.
And with Easter coming up, she suggests that it can also be turned into a heart-warming celebration dessert by making it with hot cross buns
instead of the traditional Welsh fruit loaf, bara brith.
These days it's possible to buy Hot Cross Buns
throughout the year.