10 Ways to pimp your hot cross buns

From serving them with cheese to baking them into a gorgeous pudding, guest blogger Sarah Drew Jones shares her top 10 tips for pimping your hot cross buns this Easter

10 Ways to pimp your hot cross buns



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Each week, we'll bring you delicious, easy-to-achieve recipes and regular updates on seasonal ingredients arriving in store as well as top tips and savvy buys.

Above all, we'll aim to make cooking and eating great food as relaxed, easy and enjoyable as possible.

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    10 of the best Easter treats

    From cute cupcakes to post-roast puds, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favourite Easter treat recipes to help keep everyone happy over the long weekend.


    What's in season: April

    With rising temperatures and lighter days comes a fresh wave of colourful seasonal produce to include in your cooking, from versatile, refreshing cucumber to nutty, filling celeriac

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    Batter around the world

    Simple and delicious, it is unsurprising pancakes exist in a variety of shapes and sizes from around the world

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    What's in season: March

    Breathe a sigh of relief: the evenings are getting lighter and in the kitchen, our thoughts are turning to bright, fresh flavours, so it’s a pleasure to welcome a trio of sunshine tastes

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    The flip side

    Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday is the perfect time to try your hand at flipping pancakes. With a range of delicious pancake recipes on hand you can avoid any flops, from the original lemon and sugar pancake to the more indulgent sticky banana toffee pancakes.

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    What's in season: February

    February's harvest is packed with filling, robust flavours and wholesome fruit and veg that's perfect for keeping those winter chills at bay. It's the perfect month to make the most of hearty, delicious soups, mouthwatering casseroles and comforting puds. Let's take a look at the best seasonal produce to enjoy this month!

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    What's in season: January

    Out with the old, in with the new - January is my favourite time of year to make some serious cooking resolutions.

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    New Years Eve menu

    For that one last hurrah before reality bites, our ‘out with the old, in with the new’ feast includes some show-stopping recipes that are fun to prepare, delicious to eat and easy on the eye

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