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Bun Fight: Angela Day Rates the Best Easter Treats in the Annual Hot Cross Bun Taste Test

Angela Day Modern ClassicsEvery year the Angela Day kitchen, authors of Angela Day Modern Classics, conducts a hot cross bun taste test to determine the best supermarket product.

This year the panel consisted of a pastry lecturer, a cooking blogger, an entrepreneur and an actress. They rated a selection of hot cross buns for taste, appearance and value for money.

There is also a recipe for Cranberry Hot Cross Buns, if you want to try making your own.

Woolworths produced the winning bun. Read what the judges had to say about it:


Woolworth’s traditional buns, R19.95 for 6.

Nancy: A very neat bun with a good aroma and flavour with a generous amount of fruit.

Mogau: Although there is no glaze, it has the perfect balance of spice and sweetness.

Mummy: It tastes good, with more than enough fruit

Noks: This is my kind of bun, perfect in every way. I love it.

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