Easter 2021: Where to Buy Hot Cross Buns for Your Feast in Singapore
When the Easter period comes, the pastry chefs get cracking on baking the most delicious hot cross buns, which have become a staple in every spread. Traditionally, the freshly-baked bread comes with your usual fillings of spices and dried fruits. And while there's a variety of these versions in Singapore, some chefs have gotten extra creative by giving their delectable offerings a local twist. Here are some of the classic and new flavours that have caught our fancy.
The bakery arm of Italian restaurant Basilico has brought back its most anticipated buns every Easter, and pastry chef Alex Chong’s rendition is packed with a blend of cherries, orange, lemon peel and cranberries. Finished with a delicious glaze of apricot jam. Order here.
2/5 Bakery Brera
The bakery is famed for its freshly baked confections and breads—hot cross buns included. And while these are only available during the Easter period, food lovers can’t help but stock up on these sweets treats studded with a mix of spices and five kinds of dried fruits. Best eaten with butter. Order here.
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3/5 Baker & Cook
Who can resist the hot cross buns from this popular bakery? These are soft and fluffy, yet slightly dense and filled with various spices and dried fruits like sultanas and currants. Order here.
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Another one of our go-to bakeries for this traditional Easter staple is Cedele, which has created the pandan coconut flavour to give it a local twist. What you have are soft and pillowy buns that are infused with the said local ingredient, then topped with toasted coconut shavings for extra crunch. Not a fan? No worries; the team has also brought back the classic flavour enhanced with raisins, cranberries, orange peel, and spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Order here.
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5/5 Simple Indulgence Patisserie
Another locally-inspired flavour is this ondeh ondeh hot cross bun from talented pastry chef Christine Ng. Her baked buns are not only a delicious treat, they're healthier too as they're made with 100 per cent organic low GI (glycemic index) coconut sugar and have no artificial colouring and flavouring. Sink your teeth into these soft buns with a decadent gula melaka coconut filling to satiate your sweet tooth. Order here.
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