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When it comes to Easter, hot cross buns are on everyone’s minds
There’s no denying that these wonderful doughy treats are high on the list of favourites for everyone at this time of year, and you will be forgiven for letting your mind wander as to where the best place to get them will be.
We have been wondering the same, which is why we have compiled a list of our local bakeries and cafes that know just how to whip up some of the best quality hot cross buns.
5-star rated bakeries only, you ask?
Well then, you must be talking about Darfield Bakery! They have found the secret out! That everyone loves hot cross buns, even before Easter hits. So, if you are finding your patience wearing thin waiting for Easter to come around for your buns, this may be the perfect solution.
Darfield Bakery start to bake their hot-cross buns in February, and nobody can fault them for it. In fact, the smell of these freshly baked hot cross buns has people following their noses down the street to find them!
Allow yourself to be enticed, and pop in today!
Les Délices is a true French bakery where everything is prepared on site using traditional French methods. They know how to bake tasty treats, including hot cross buns.
Once you've tried their baking we can guarantee you'll be back.
Pick up a fresh Easter treat and find out why they’re so popular - they recommend ordering to avoid disappointment.
Following on with the French theme, this bakery is not to be forgotten about.
Ma Petite Bakery located in Rolleston is a real blend of both the French and the Kiwi traditions.
Thomas Holleaux, the director of Ma Petite Bakery created their hot cross buns with both in mind, using recipes and traditional techniques used to make French brioche and sourdough.
With perfection in mind, he trialled their hot-cross buns, not once, not twice but five times until he was satisfied with the results. With just enough spice, Ma Petite’s Bakery’s customers are in love with their hot-cross buns and have provided ample feedback as to how just perfect the texture and balance of flavours has been as a result.
But, you better get in there quick, word of mouth has it that these buns sell out fast!
If you’re looking for quality, look no further!
The team at Rustic know exactly what hits the spot. With a second-place prize in the Baking Industry Association of New Zealand’s Great NZ Hot Cross Bun 2020 Competition and hitting those top 10 placements again in the 2022 Competition, you can be sure that those buns will be delicious.
But with such a reputation, comes high demand. If you want to make sure you are treating your loved ones or colleagues to the best of the best, we suggest you pre-order these simply divine hot cross buns.
Do you prefer a more traditional, fruit-filled hot cross bun, or do you love the hot cross buns with chocolate chips? Be sure to let us know on Facebook and Instagram who bakes your favourite hot cross bun.
Who else loves that freshly baked smell? If it's outside of hot cross bun season, you might enjoy searching for Selwyn's best scones.