Chocolate eggs, hot cross buns & bunnies with carrots
May 04, 2018 By Southpoint Tuggeranong
Easter is just around the corner and thoughts are turning to warm hot cross buns, long weekends and oodles of chocolate eggs. I’ve taken one for the team and visited each establishment at the Hyperdome who sells hot cross buns to determine which is my favourite. Are you a staunch traditionalist, or do you dislike anything with candied fruit in them, or perhaps you like to go with the flow and eat whatever hot cross bun is on offer? Whatever your preference South.Point Tuggeranong has you hot cross covered.
In my little basket I have buns from Woolies, Coles and Bakers Delight. We have mini hot cross buns, double chocolate hot cross buns, apple and cinnamon hot cross buns, fruitless hot cross buns, traditional buns and chocolate chip hot cross buns. It’s the mini hot cross buns that had me intrigued. They’re sold at both Woolies and Coles, and although delightful, why would you want less hot cross bun? Hmmm. In my comparison tests, I did like the mini traditional buns toasted in the sandwich maker best, the top gets beautifully crisp while the inside stayed fluffy. The double chocolate buns made a complete mess of my toastie maker, with the chocolate melting and sicking to the hot plate, so these are best eaten fresh, or perhaps zapped in the microwave for a second or two when a few days old.Bakers Delight apple and cinnamon buns remained the freshest/softest for the longest period, and were a little like eating an apple pie in bun form, but tasty nonetheless.
The kids will love the chocolate ones, the adults will delight in all the others, I can’t pick a favourite. And the best thing about hot cross buns? On the Tuesday after Easter, you can toast them all and eat them hot with melted butter and a cup of coffee in peace and quiet back at work. My word to the wise? Grab a few packets of each, because no one ever wants just one bun!
Easiest ever white chocolate mousse filled easter eggsThis little treat is so cute for the kids, because over easter children just don't get enough chocolate. It's a great use for all the eggs sitting around the house if they don't get eaten straight away, and look really cool on a Easter banquet table. And they only have 4 ingredients!
- 10 pack hollow easter eggs (and well might you ask where the missing four eggs from my picture are? In the tummies of the children before the photo shoot could occur!)
- 2Tb apricot jam
- 250gms white chocolate
- 600mls cream