We have been eating Hot X Buns since we returned last September. Like so many things, they have lost their seasonal exclusivity, and are now sold all year round. I'm not complaining!
To me they go along with Crumpets as something to enjoy with a cup of Lapsang through the cooler afternoons.
Until this year, Hot X Buns have always been quite plain, but these below are quite different.
They are part of Sainsbury's 'Taste the Difference' range of foods, and in this particular case, you really can.
As you can see by the label (I'm afraid we'd eaten all the buns) they contain Cranberries, Blueberries, and Lingonberries. They have a beautiful fruity perfume about them.
These are SO MUCH BETTER than the usual Hot X Buns we are used to. I can recommend them without hesitation. They are a total delight for anyone who both visits Sainsbury's, and loves these wonderful Easter treats.
N.B. I'm not on commission, but I should be!
Tempting. Alas my half hearted attempt to lose weight is already faltering.ReplyDelete
One of these each day is SLIMMING.Delete
My husband eats XBuns all year round. Waitrose do a pack of 9 smaller ones, and he gets through several a day with his cuppas!!ReplyDelete
You must buy some of these, he'd love them!Delete
I prefer my hot cross buns with extras added, we are still resisting them.ReplyDelete
Do not resist, they are good for you!Delete
Photos and ads for hot cross buns are popping up everywhere. I'm looking at my recipe . Orthodox Easter is only a week after yours. But over two months away, still plenty of other festivals to celebrate before that......of courseReplyDelete
I think it's a shame that everything is now available all year round. We can buy Christmas Puddings in July, and Easter Eggs in September. Nothing is sacred.Delete
Why is Orthodox Easter different?Delete
Until I spotted your N.B., I was going to write: "This blogpost is sponsored by Sainsburys - Taste the Difference range" but there - I have said it anyway.ReplyDelete
My wife's a shareholder, so she'll reap all the benefits.Delete
If you fancy making your own look on You Tube for a man called John Kirkwood. His recipe is lovely, I made them last year, absolutely delicious!ReplyDelete
Lady M used to make ours in France, where they were otherwise unavailable. If she makes them again I'll insist on these fruits instead of raisins.Delete
Warburtons teacakes toasted and oozing butter come a close if, like me, you shop on line at Tesco.ReplyDelete
I missed out 'second' after close. SorryReplyDelete
If you spot something similar at Tesco online, try them. Those three different berries make all the difference.Delete
I'll look for the brand in the US. I was liking scones from Whole Food's bakery but they recently changed the recipe and they now taste like cake and not scones. Terrible.ReplyDelete
Have you tried making your own scones? I'm not a baker, but I believe they're not difficult to make.Delete
The only buns that we can buy now (blame Brexit!) are made fairly locally. They are very similar in flavour to Hot X buns, but look like a tea cake.ReplyDelete
When my husband was alive I used to buy numerous packs of Hot X buns, which he loved, from Iceland. They were frozen and I think they were made by Warburtons.
When my wife made them, she would make large quantities, then freeze. They came out as good as fresh.Delete
Hot cross buns are not available all year round in Australia, but they do go on sale right after Christmas or New Year, I forget which, and sell well until Easter. I don't like them, but I know many who do and wish they were available all year. We can get fruit buns from various bakeries and apart from the "cross" they are almost exactly the same, maybe a bit sweeter, and I like those well enough. I rarely eat crumpets although I do like them with butter and honey.ReplyDelete
I am hoping to buy some of the above today, in fact I'll buy two packs; they don't last long in this house!Delete