Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hot cross buns! And a giveaway!


In our house we all love hot cross buns, so I was very keen to try out some from Bakers Delight over the weekend. We got three flavours; Choc Chip, Mocha and my favourite, Traditional. Yup, I like the plain things in life; vanilla is my favourite ice-cream too :) Anyway, I was keen to try something interesting and I think we invented something quite cute: the Hot Cross Bunny. Those ears weren't very successful though, but raspberry licorice sticks were the best I could do. The teeth were marshmallow quarters and the Smarties were stuck on with some icing. The kids loved the Choc Chip flavour, of course.We made Bread and Butter pudding for a pot-luck dinner party on Sunday night and it went down a real treat. I used the Edmond's recipe, but for 6 buns I used about 5 or 6 eggs and maybe 3 cups of milk, and cut every bun into 8ths. I threw in a handful of frozen mixed berries, and it made for a very fruity pudding. This photo doesn't really do it justice, but it was delicious!


Bakers Delight are having a fundraiser on April 9th, called 'Bundraiser', in which $1 from every pack of hot cross buns sold will go towards Starship's Air Ambulance Service. This service does a great job airlifting sick children from around the country who need specialist treatment, so if you're planning on buying some buns, make sure you do so on the 9th.


I can help you out with a $5 voucher; I've got 5 to give away. You can just leave a comment here; tell me how you like to eat your hot cross buns and I'll do a random draw on Sunday. Make sure I can reach you, so leave an email address if you're not on Blogger. It's only open to NZ residents, sorry, but I know they're running a similar promotion in Australia at the moment. Check out their website or Facebook page for more deals.

6 comments:

clare said...

Oh my oh my, that pudding looks GOOD! I usually have my traditional hot cross buns just toasted with butter, but this year I think I'll go try some of those chocolate ones for a change! x

Salubrious said...

So there with you on the traditional,vanillia icecream...and ready salted chips are my favourite too!! I'll be toasting my hot cross buns with huge amounts of butter!!!

tartankiwi said...

I'm another one who likes their hot cross buns toasted with lashings of butter... YUM! That said, I may have to try your bread and butter pud.

Marie said...

Well...I could get shot for this comment but I dont like hot cross buns but I am a lover of the chocolate ones from Bakers Delight!!! My husband however thinks that its blasphemous of me to say so!!! However looking at your lovely decorated one I could be persuaded to change my mind!!!

melanie said...

The bunnies look great! I too am a traditional hot cross bun eater with just plain butter melted in!! Although someone I know loves them with cheese?!
I also think the bundraiser is a great idea! It is amazing how many helicopters go into the hospital so a great cause!

Ajax Dan said...

Hot Cross Buns, toasted under the griller, smothered in butter. Easter is definitely something to look forward to.