However it’s this new trend of DUNKING your hot cross bun in hot chocolate or even juice that has us scratching our heads. Woolworths found that those aged between 25 and 34 are also most likely to ‘dip’ their hot cross bun in a drink. Around 55% choose to dunk their Easter treats in hot chocolate, while 12% love to dip their hot cross buns in juice. We can’t even!
As for preferred toppings, there’s no surprise that butter and cream cheese are the top choices. But it seems ice cream and melted Easter eggs are also big choices - we are SO giving that a go!
Woolworths also revealed that 68% said they’d use leftover hot cross buns - what are they?! - to make bread and butter pudding. Love it! Or for something different, why not try our Caramel Hot Cross Bun Pudding - see below!
‘Whether we’re debating enjoying our hot cross buns fresh or toasted, exploring new flavours, pairing it with interesting toppings or some even dipping their hot cross buns in juice, it’s clear Aussies really love this Easter treat and we’re enjoying it in so many new ways,’ says Woolworths Bakery Manager Andy Thomas.
‘We’re proud to have some of the best bakers in the country, baking fresh on a daily basis so you can enjoy these Easter favourites hot out of the oven.’