Afternoon Tea Hot Cross Buns

Afternoon tea hot cross buns Easter

Whatever Easter means to you, whether you’re religious or otherwise, there’s several benefits for everyone.

This could be anything from a spiritual time for reflection and fasting to a time to enjoy a couple of bank holidays and some time off work – we’re not here to comment on what Easter means to anyone! But what we ARE here to do is look at the Afternoon Tea Hot Cross Bun – which is a THING!

Pairing two of our favourite eating experiences – hot cross buns and afternoon tea – photographer Graham Franks has been preparing for his annual celebration; the Afternoon Tea Hot Cross Bun. This is exactly what it says on the tin; hot cross buns with cream and jam. And we are a bit smitten.

“It’s something my family came up with years ago,” says Graham. “I can’t remember when – it might have been one of my daughters I think, just deciding on the spur of the moment to slather cream and jam on her bun. We all raised an eyebrow initially but once you’ve tried it, you’ll never look back!”

His crazy ways don’t stop there though; “I chose jam and cream in my hot cross buns on this occasion although it could have been crispy hot bacon and maple syrup instead,” he says. We’re not so sold on that idea but the cream and jam thing, definitely.

Anyway, we can vouch for it! A few of our team tried this and loved it. Blackcurrant jam was the favourite choice (“something a bit zingy”) but you can try whatever you like. One thing’s for sure – plain buttered buns is nice, but there is another bun world out there to explore!

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