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Fruit-free hot cross buns?

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ClashQueen Wed 13-Feb-19 11:52:39

Has anyone ever come across hot cross buns that don't contain dried fruit/raisins?

I could try and make my own, but I was hoping to be able to keep a stash of shop bought ones in my desk drawer when I'm peckish at work. Plus my baking isn't ideal!

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shumway Wed 13-Feb-19 11:53:50

The chocolate ones are nice.

CRbear Wed 13-Feb-19 11:54:37

Isn’t that just an enriched bread dough? Bread with eggs and/or butter added. Just buy brioche instead?

swirlette Wed 13-Feb-19 11:59:13

Waitrose have chocolate orange ones, and I'm really hoping that M&S have the caramel/fudge and chocolate ones again this year!

moomoogalicious Wed 13-Feb-19 11:59:28

I don't like raisins but love the M&S blueberry hot cross buns. If not they also do toffee and tesco do chocolate

ShouldHaveListenedInBiology Wed 13-Feb-19 12:01:48

M&S did a salted caramel variety last year and I ate A MILLION OF THEM

TheLovleyChebbyMcGee Wed 13-Feb-19 12:05:33

Tesco do salted caramel and chocolate ones, had to try them, lush, and also a few more times, ahem, for quality assurance.

Our local had them yellow stickered down to 16p a pack, I thought I did well to only buy 3 packs for the freezer!!!

mynameiscalypso Wed 13-Feb-19 12:08:56

M&S have the chocolate and salted caramel ones again this year I can confirm - I had one for breakfast.

anniehm Wed 13-Feb-19 12:10:14

Hot cross buns contain fruit but brioche is similar - Aldi do nice individually wrapped ones

ClashQueen Wed 13-Feb-19 12:36:03

Thanks all
Brioche always seemed less sticky than hot cross buns unfortunately.
But plenty of ideas for me to go at!

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TheLovleyChebbyMcGee Wed 13-Feb-19 16:43:03

Might have to try the M&S ones for comparison! Jxx

Fivefootoffun Wed 13-Feb-19 20:47:23

Second the m and s salted caramel and chocolate - Devine! I’ve already started stashing some in my freezer. Their mini chocolate ones always good.

spicygirl26 Wed 27-Feb-19 18:28:16

Co op do a lovely toffee and chocolate one. To me, hot cross bun without fruit is wrong, but these are proper lush.

spreadingchestnuttree Wed 27-Feb-19 18:37:30

A hot cross bun without raisins/sultanas is just wrong wink

But if you insist, Tesco have loads of different ones: salted caramel & chocolate chip, apple & cinnamon, toffee fudge & Belgian chocolate, raspberry & white chocolate, maple & blueberry, orange & cranberry. (Obviously some of those do have fruit - I'm not sure if it's just raisins you're avoiding?)

Actually some of those sound lovely... Maybe I could be converted!

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