Brisbane's best hot cross buns | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Brisbane's best hot cross buns

Hot cross buns may not be the rare occurrence they once were (they’re on shelves from January to May these days) but that doesn’t mean we don’t look forward to indulging in the soft, fruity goodness of these iconic and traditional buns every year. But if supermarket buns just don’t do it for you, we’ve got a whole list of beautiful, fresh buns from our favourite local bakers and makers that will have you breathing in that sweet cinnamon aroma every day until Easter. Brewbakers | Albion They know how to bake their bread. They know how to whip up a mean pizza base. And when it comes to hot cross buns? Well let’s just say we’ll cross our hearts when we say these guys are on Brisbane’s best hot cross buns list for a reason. Bake on! Jocelyn’s Provisions | Fortitude Valley When it comes to cakes, slices, sweets, treats and provisions, Jocelyn’s really know what they’re doing and their hot cross buns are no different. Lightly spiced and filled with sultanas, raisins, apricots and citrus peel, these soft buns will send you straight to hot cross heaven. Sol Breads | West End Sol Breads offer up something different to the standard buns with their delicious spelt and easygest buns for those who have a problem when it comes to wheat. These sweet buns are easy on your tummies, and your tastebuds. hot cross buns brisbane 2Banneton | Multiple locations If you’re a lover of natural deliciousness and wholesome ingredients, then Banneton is your go-to baker for not only bread, but the annual hot cross bun selection. Spiced, lightly fruited and crossed to perfection, these light bundles of joy will have skipping the Easter eggs for another dozen. Chester St | Newstead Quote: ‘Brace yourselves. Easter is coming.’ Indeed it is, and Chester St is preparing for the Easter bun rush with fresh cuts of hot cross buns just out of the oven. And with that sticky glaze slathered on (drools), we’re over the bun in joy for these babies. Flour + Chocolate | Morningside If your idea of a perfect hot cross bun is loaded with more fruit than you could poke a fork at, then Flour + Chocolate have you covered. Inside their moist little pockets of joy you’ll find raisins, sultanas, cranberries, glace cherries, figs, apricots and glace peel. Fruitalicious! The Bakers Arms | Woolloongabba These guys are known for making sweet little vegan treats as well as scrumptious cheesecake but their hot cross buns are just as good and the word on the street is, they may even sing you that well known hot cross bun song with your order. Well, that could’ve just been a Facebook joke, but we want to find out! One a penny, two a penny, we’ll take three dozen! Words by Caitlin Adamson Image credit: Eat Little Bird