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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hot Cross Buns and a Giveaway!

When Bakers Delight approached me and asked whether I'd like to taste test their hot cross buns, and host a giveaway for my readers, I jumped at the chance. I already knew that I *love* their hot cross buns, especially the choc chip ones. I wouldn't exactly call myself a connoisseur, but I have tried my share of supermarket sold HCBs and can definitely recommend the Bakers Delight ones as being fresh, substantial and delicious.

The buns arrived yesterday, and were promptly relegated to the fridge by Daddy. I'm not sure why, and it meant that I didn't know they had arrived. I don't recommend refrigerating your HCBs, I don't think it's necessary for freshness - after all, how long are your buns really going to last!?

By the time I found them, there was only one chocolate hot cross bun left! In fact, it seems like Bub and Daddy went a little crazy with them last night for dessert.

I know some people are critical that chocolate hot cross buns are a "corruption" of traditional fare, but I think that's overkill. My moto is that if it tastes good, we should enjoy it! That's not to say that I don't also like traditional buns with their cinnamon-y goodness, with a smattering of butter for extra decadence.

I love nothing more than a microwaved choc chip hot cross bun with its choc bits all melted and gooey accompanied by a cup of coffee on a weekend morning. Otherwise, we tend to eat them for afternoon tea, or even for dessert.

Yum yum

Look - they're bigger than my hands!

If you want to try Bakers Delight buns, why not buy one on Bundraiser day. This year, it's Saturday 24 March and $1 from every six pack of buns will be donated to children's hospitals.

Now for the giveaway! I have not one but THREE $10 Bakers Delight vouchers to give away, so that my readers can also enjoy some HCB goodness. To enter:

1) Be a follower on Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin; and
2) Leave a comment with your email address.

Winners will randomly be drawn on 25th March, which should give Australia Post plenty of time to deliver your voucher in time for Easter. They are redeemable at any Bakers Delight store.

Linking up with the Aussie Giveaway Linkup :)


  1. theuglymoments at gmail dot com

    yay yummy!

  2. I must say I am quite partial to the chocolate ones! Yum!
    I am already a follower on GFC
    honeybeebooks at bigpond dot com

  3. Love Bakers Delight! The scones are my fave :) I'd like to enter but my email is my full name so I don't want to write it here in the comment.

  4. I don't eat alot of bread but I do love hot cross buns. Forget Easter eggs, give me a warm hcb oozing with butter and I'm a happy girl. Delicious give-away, thanks Lisa.

  5. mmm yummy chocolate hot cross buns with nutella mmmm :)

  6. I only eat the choc ones yummo!

    vintage_sweetheart @ hotmail . com

  7. I have never had a chocolate hot cross bun....but I would love to try one! birdy33@tpg.com.au

  8. Last week my hubby bought home a pack of choc chips buns. Mmmmm!!! As we only have them once per year I had forgotten how yummy the are. Only bad thing was I let the kids try them..bad move as they had eaten the whole bag!

  9. I follow you on GFC, I haven't tried the chocolate ones, must give that a go.

    Email: vanisha (dot) mishra.vakaoti (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. yum!



  11. What a yummy giveaway, please count me in. Tam x

  12. I have never tried a choc chip one but I want to so bad...


    plleeeaasseee win me! haha

  13. Yum!!!

    thepassionateshopper2012 at gmail dot com

  14. I am *crazy* for hot cross buns! I like eating them raw, as in untoasted and unbuttered and straight from the fridge. Mmm!

    My glorious email: killer[hyphen]queen99[at]hotmail[dot]com
    Fingers crossed!

  15. Oh gosh I'm craving hot cross buns right now!
    Pick me, pick me! sherman99@internode.on.net

  16. count me in!

    I've decided everyone who entered my op-it-forward comp will get a prize so please send me your address and I'll pop some little goodies in the mail for you xxx


  17. Yummy what a great giveaway. We are now following your blog. Our email is:


  18. Nothing beats toasted hot x buns, smothered in butter and then sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, a hot chocolate, good movie and kids in bed! awesome..that's my kind of Easter treat!

  19. I'm a regular at our local Bakers Delight - I buy their Chia sliced loaf twice a week for my hubby's lunches, and on weekends I buy other goodies such as raisin bread, turkish bread, and so on. With all this I get two or three freebies a month, so I'm well looked after! I don't mind the chocolate HX buns, but they are a bit rich to have more than one or two, so we prefer the traditional fruit and cinnamon buns.

  20. This is the sweetest giveaway!


    xx Aliya

  21. Yum hot cross buns!! :)
    Following with Bloglovin

  22. I recently tried Baker's Delight hot cross buns for the first time. They are great!


  23. Wow they were big Hot Cross Buns!!! I love the choc chip ones!


  24. I love Bakers Delight Hot Cross Buns.
    I follow you on Google Friend Connect and via email.
    I won't leave my email address because I don't want it visible to spammers.

  25. I love the mocha ones from Bakers Delight. I don't mind messing with the original recipe either.



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