Every year Hot Cross Buns appear on the shelves just as Santa is kicking off his boots.
And every year I refuse to buy any until AT LEAST a few weeks before Easter.
Or at least until I have my Easter decos up.
AFTER my birthday of course. No fucking bunny is stealing my thunder.
As for the buns themselves, I am pretty partial to the old fashioned fruit filled crossness.
WITH MIXED PEEL.
Yes, I was the freak at the table when all the other kids were screwing up their noses and picking out the mixed peel, nomming on the discarded yumminess. Or mixing it in with the REAL BUTTER slathered all over my buns.
Alas, over the years majority has ruled and I haven’t been able to find any buns available with my beloved peel.
And worse still, THEY ARE MAKING THEM WITH NO FUCKING FRUIT AT ALL!
What is wrong with people?
So, dear friends, what are your favourite buns? Fruit, fruit and candied mixed peel, chocolate chip, those fucking abominations with raspberries and white chocolate or fucking easter eggs, or grrrrrrrrr fruitless buns grrrrrrr?