With the Easter long weekend around the corner, it will soon be time for indulging in delicious festive foods, like chocolate eggs and warming hot cross buns. These classic buns with their iconic X decorations are packed with seasonal flavours, from traditional dried fruits and spices to melt in your mouth chocolate. Here are our top picks for Easter-themed baked treats around Subiaco, from traditional hot cross buns to pastries with a seasonal twist.
Strange Grains Gluten Free Bakery
Located in Shenton Park, Strange Grains Gluten Free Bakery is a one-stop-shop for anyone looking for delicious gluten-free hot cross buns. Using a variety of whole and ancient grains, pseudo-grains, weed seeds and roots, Strange Grains Gluten Free Bakery will be serving up delicious gluten-free and dairy-free hot cross buns, with vegan chocolate and traditional fruit flavours. Paleo options can also be made available on special request, so be sure to get in contact with the bakery to secure your batch. Available until Easter Saturday, and pre-orders ending 4pm on Thursday, April 1.
Well known for their alternative breadmaking technique that uses a combination of Western and Japanese styles, Raisin’ Bakery is creating artisanal hot cross buns for you to take home this Easter season. In a twist from the usual sourdough-starter method, Raisin Bakery use yeast extracted from fermented dried fruits to leaven their buns, giving them a unique flavour that blends perfectly with the spices in traditional hot cross buns. See here to order, or pop in store to see their range of flavours and baked goods.
This year, Zonts Bakehouse have created an Easter sweet that puts a modern twist on the hot cross bun. Using laminated croissant dough to create their buns, a creme patisserie filling infused with Earl Grey tea is piped between each layer and crisscrossed on top for that iconic hot cross bun design. Sprinkled throughout with decadent dark chocolate chips, this spin on the traditional bun is packed full of fresh new flavours. See here to order online.
Sorganic Sourdough Bakers
Taking a traditional approach to their hot cross bun recipe, Sorganic Sourdough Bakers are serving up classic, buttery-soft hot cross buns that are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Made from scratch using organic ingredients, including organic flour, you can rest easy knowing that these rolls are free of unnatural chemicals from fertilisers or pesticides.
If you like the idea of a croissant rather than a sweet roll, then look no further than Layers Bakery’s Easter Croissants. Made with orange frangipane, all-spice, almonds and sultanas, this pastry is an ode to autumn with these seasonal flavours. This is a sweet and nutty bite to satisfy those looking to indulge this Easter, but aren’t a fan of traditional chocolate eggs or bready buns.