Pastry maestro Andy Bowdy is waking up early to bring his HCBs to the masses again. Not only are the brioche buns brushed with a spiced sticky glaze, but the fruits inside have been soaking in brandy, Campari and whisky since Christmas – yes, give or take three months. Drop by Saga's website to order half a dozen of these bad boys just in time for the long weekend – or drop in store and pair your sweet treat with one of their flaky tarts while you're there.
'Tis the season for sweet, buttery, spiced baked goods, and we've sorted out the best hot cross buns in the biz. We've rounded up raisin enthusiasts, as well as others that take it a little easier when it comes to dried fruit. We've got everything from HCBs high on fluffiness and nutty spice, to tart sourdough buns scattered with candied orange peel.
Whatever your flavour, we've got you covered. Including the evident theme of the year, the bun mash-up. This is your guide to the best boxes of buns you can take away or get delivered to your door this Easter.