Easter holidays are coming with a long weekend to relax and celebrate with your family and friends. Whether its a Good Friday breakfast or weekend brunch, there are a few staples to top your table with. Hot cross buns have become a necessity with their spiced, fruity flavour and iconic cross design. Whilst these buns don’t come with many variations, we’ve rounded up where you can get them and the different bakes in Hong Kong.
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The Hong Kong bakery has always got a line of hungry stomachs waiting for freshly baked pastries and breads. Things are no different this Easter with its hot cross buns. Baked with raisins and rum, these soft pillows are topped with a citrus syrup glaze for a full flavour profile. Why not pick up its signature sourdough egg tarts to finish your Easter brunch.
Bakehouse, 5 Staunton Street, Central and 14 Tai Wong Street East, Wan Chai
Fortnum & Mason
Share a box of two or four hot cross buns from the historic British store, Fortnum & Mason. As traditional as can be, these buns are delicately spiced and filled with currants. Its wide range of jams and marmalades are available to top these Easter traditions. Orange marmalade with rum, strawberry and champagne preserve and lemon curd are luxury options to indulge in.
Fortnum & Mason, Shop 022, G/F, K11 Atelier, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, 3916 8100
Dang Wen Li by Dominique Ansel
Available in boxes of six pieces, these hot cross buns are baked with a special house-mix. Spices include cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice to create the flavourful and fluffy Easter specials. A refreshing touch is added from raisins, candied orange peel and lemon zest. These brioche buns are baked with a perfectly golden finish and topped with a cinnamon-infused syrup.
Dang Wen Li by Dominique Ansel, Shop G63A, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2613 8618 and Shop 1025B, 1/F, ifc Mall, Central, 9727 4759
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Marks and Spencers
Marks and Spencers takes first place with its wide range of hot cross buns. Available in packs of four, these pre-packed buns are accessible for everyone and their taste preferences. Creative flavours include an extremely chocolatey, chilli and cheese and salted caramel. With both a vegan and gluten free option, it has catered to most dietary requirements.
Marks and Spencers, multiple locations across Hong Kong
The delicatessen at Kowloon Shangri-La has baked up an impressive range of Easter breads this year. Pick up the classic hot cross bun as just one or a box of six. Other international traditional Easter breads include a challah, nan-e barbari and a paasbrood.
Déli Kool, Kowloon Shangri-La, 64 Mody Road, Kowloon, 2721 2111
This hole in the wall artisan bakery bakes high quality breads using unbleached flour and no preservatives or additives. Its grown its fan base with its cinnamon rolls, double baked croissants and range of loaves. This Easter, try its hot cross buns that are finished with raisins, currants and spices, all topped with the traditional cross.
Proof., 14 Tsun Yuen Street, Happy Valley, 6542 9788
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If you’re a bit sick of hot cross buns, try another traditional Easter bread from Levain Bakery. The Hong Kong bakery is baking the Italian colomba pasquale, also known as the dove bread. Similar to panettone, these sourdough loaves are baked with candied peel and topped with shaved almonds.
Levain Bakery, multiple locations across Hong Kong