Remember those crumpet care packages that Pepe Saya and Crumpets by Merna teamed up to deliver earlier in the iso-days? Well, the two local makers have put a seasonal spin on it for the coming Easter season, and they're delivering more delicious crumpet boxes to your door – but this time, they're shaped like bunnies. Go on, we dare you not to smile.
Novelty aside, the process of churning out a vat of Pepe Saya butter is no mean feat – after the initial 25-hour fermenting process, the butter is aged for four weeks and then churned by hand until it reaches that rich, devilishly creamy finish. After one taste of a perfectly salted dollop, it's not hard to see how the butter ascended to become the cult-status, farmers market favourite it is.
It's a good thing, too, that Pepe Saya has teamed up with Crumpets by Merna, because we couldn't imagine anything we'd rather slather butter on than a warm, pillowy crumpet. Merna has put her own spin on the humble hot cross bun: it's got the same warm, comforting spices – think cinnamon, a hint of nutmeg, a scattering of raisins and some fragrant orange peel – but in crumpet form. It's the perfect base for a thick smear of butter.
To get in on the festive action, a box of the butter and bunny-shaped crumpets will set you back $20. There's a deluxe box on offer too, with a tub of mascarpone cream thrown in, some Maya Sunny Honey for a little sweetness, and a bag of Single O Coffee for a morning pick-me-up ($37). Order online for delivery Australia-wide.