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    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 13th Apr 17, 4:01 PM
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    Hot Cross Buns
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    • 13th Apr 17, 4:01 PM
    Hot Cross Buns 13th Apr 17 at 4:01 PM
    How do you eat your?
    Toasted or untoasted?
    Butter or marg?
    Wearing pyjamas or fully dressed?
    With a lump of stilton or as the outside of a fish finger sandwich?


    I like them toasted, with a thick layer of butter, in bed with a cup of tea.
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    • helcat26
    • By helcat26 13th Apr 17, 4:13 PM
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    Toasted, with salted butter.
    But the batch I got from Tescos might well have to be in a bread and butter pudding
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 13th Apr 17, 4:22 PM
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    Toasted, with salted butter.
    But the batch I got from Tescos might well have to be in a bread and butter pudding
    Originally posted by helcat26
    That's reminded me about a hot cross bun bread and butter pudding I made a few years ago, I think it might have been a Jamie Oliver recipe and was basically sliced buns, covered in marmalade, covered in custard and baked.
    It was pretty good...might have to give it a go again this year.
    • Callie22
    • By Callie22 13th Apr 17, 5:06 PM
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    • 13th Apr 17, 5:06 PM
    Toasted, mainly as a vehicle for an obscene amount of butter
    • BarryBlue
    • By BarryBlue 13th Apr 17, 6:09 PM
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    I do like a hot cross bun, but my wife doesn't like the fruit in them. So we've had some rather nice ones from Aldi with chocolate and toffee pieces in them. She's threatening to make some over the weekend, but for balance she wants to replace the cross with '666'. Fine by me, it's all about what they taste like.
    We're gonna be alright, dancin' on a Saturday night
    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 13th Apr 17, 6:26 PM
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    • 13th Apr 17, 6:26 PM
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    • 13th Apr 17, 6:26 PM
    What do you get if you pour hot water down a rabbit hole?

    Hot cross bunnies.
    • mattytun
    • By mattytun 13th Apr 17, 6:32 PM
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    • 13th Apr 17, 6:32 PM
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    Toasted with butter.........
    Can't sleep, quit counting sheep and talk directly to the shepherd
    • lozzy81
    • By lozzy81 13th Apr 17, 6:35 PM
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    Toasted with Butter!! In my pyjamas with a cup of tea.... i think i would like to try these ones from Aldi with toffee and chocolate!! Thanks for the tip on those!!
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    • The Last Username
    • By The Last Username 13th Apr 17, 6:35 PM
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    • 13th Apr 17, 6:35 PM
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    • 13th Apr 17, 6:35 PM
    Hot Cross Buns How do you eat yours?
    Simple answer?
    Any blinkin' way I can get 'em!

    Toasted is good but so is untoasted.
    One "must" though? It HAS to be real butter.
    None of that floral, vitalate or stark type of stuff.
    Real butter.


    I have some Aldi supposedly "Special" fruity ones to try, maybe later.
    "I'm not afraid of dying. I just don't want to be there when it happens."
    Spike Milligan
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 13th Apr 17, 7:07 PM
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    If they are really fresh and squashy, then untoasted with thick real butter.
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 13th Apr 17, 8:28 PM
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    Toasted
    No butter or spread - don't eat it don't miss it
    Have with bacon in them
    • OldMotherTucker
    • By OldMotherTucker 13th Apr 17, 8:55 PM
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    I do like a hot cross bun, but my wife doesn't like the fruit in them. So we've had some rather nice ones from Aldi with chocolate and toffee pieces in them. She's threatening to make some over the weekend, but for balance she wants to replace the cross with '666'. Fine by me, it's all about what they taste like.
    Originally posted by BarryBlue
    Lol Don't know about chocolate and toffee but I like the 666!!
    Hell in a handcart either way.
    • colinw
    • By colinw 13th Apr 17, 11:51 PM
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    Butter and a slice of cheese!!!! The only way!
    • Kered
    • By Kered 14th Apr 17, 7:50 AM
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    I have never found HCB particularly tasty
    I would much prefer a Buttery, lightly toasted with a knob of butter
    • Reggie Rebel
    • By Reggie Rebel 18th Apr 17, 2:04 PM
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    Whole.......
    It's taken me years of experience to get this cynical
    • Mrs Bones
    • By Mrs Bones 18th Apr 17, 2:56 PM
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    I normally have them buttered either as is or with marmalade but someone this year introduced me to the strange delight of having them with bacon and they are delicious. Can't say it's a combination I would have thought of putting together before.
    “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou
    • colinw
    • By colinw 5th May 17, 2:40 PM
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    I never did get one with cheese this year! best I did was one from McDonalds of all places, toasted with butter....
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 5th May 17, 3:15 PM
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    I didn't know McDonalds did hot cross buns!
    I miss hot cross bun season. The extra fruity Tesco ones...I could eat one right now.
    • colinw
    • By colinw 5th May 17, 3:20 PM
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    I didn't know McDonalds did hot cross buns!
    I miss hot cross bun season. The extra fruity Tesco ones...I could eat one right now.
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    This was a McCafe in the strange far away land of bouncing animals! but yeah it was a disappointment
    • Livelongandprosper
    • By Livelongandprosper 5th May 17, 3:21 PM
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    This was a McCafe in the strange far away land of bouncing animals! but yeah it was a disappointment
    Originally posted by colinw
    Sure it weren't a tea cake?
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