“ Brand: Morrisons / Type: Cakes „
MORRISONS 4 APPLE AND CINNAMON HOT CROSS BUNS
These are currently available in Morrisons stores across the country, in the run - up to Easter. A pack of four average sized buns will cost around 70p.
According to the instructions, they can be grilled or toasted in just a couple of minutes, although personally I ate mine raw - they are ready to eat like that if you want to.
They are a lovely deep toasty colour, with a stone coloured 'cross' shape on the top. Inside they are delicately flavoured with sweet spices and small pieces of apple. They are very close in taste to ordinary hot cross buns, but they just have a slight little twist with the addition of the apple.
The dough is satisfying and chewy, without being too dense, and very tasty. These would have been lovely for an Easter treat, if I had not unfortunately bought them a bit too early and had to eat them! Luckily, I got more than one pack, and they can go in the freezer (freeze on day of purchase) and will be perfect on Easter Sunday.
Morrison's Hot Cross Buns......
I love Easter mainly for the reason that there are so many different foods that appear on the supermarket shelves such as these Hot Cross Buns. I have been buying the from Tesco's as I feel they offer a better offer and Tesco's actually seem to have more fruit inside them.
However these Morrison's Hot Cross Buns cost 69 pence for 4 or you can buy two packets for £1 which gives you 8 buns for £1. Tesco's offer is slightly better as you get 6 in a packet and it is two packets for 85 pence.
You may think that because the Hot Cross Buns usually have a short date that you will never eat that many before they go off. However I find that they are just as delicious if you toast them from frozen! I will keep one packet in the cupboard and the second packet I will cut in half each bun and then put them back together again and freeze them. They fit in my toaster perfectly and only take a minute or two longer when cooking from frozen. I find if I slice them up before freezing they are easier to separate and to toast.
The Hot Cross Buns looks just like those from any other supermarket or bakery and are a good size with currents and pieces of fruit inside them. They each have a large white cross across the top of the bun. They do smell rather wonderful and even more so when toasted. You can really smell the warm fruit and cinnamon aromas coming from them and when toasted they seem to fill the hole house with the delicious smell.
They take around 2 minutes to toast from fresh and just over 3 to toast from frozen and I do tend to like them rather crispy. I can say that these are far better eaten with real proper butter which makes them a little bit naughty but so much more tastier! The fruit content in Morrison's Hot Cross Buns is as I said before slightly less than the ones I have been getting from Tesco but I guess a lot of the time this is just luck as to how the fruit gets spread out in the batch.
They are soft and light and I have eaten one or two un-toasted which are nice but my preference is to have them warm. Jack does eat them fresh and seems to enjoy them just as much as me. They have a nice sticky top layer to them and this gives a wonderful sweet taste to the whole bun.
Overall I can say that I really enjoy eating these Hot Cross Buns. I don't think Morrison's are particularly the best place to get these fresh Hot Cross Buns as there are cheaper deals out there and you maybe luckily enough to get more fruit. I might even try to make my own ones soon!
I think this product is worthy of a 4/5 star rating. They are really enjoyable to eat and I will be getting more no doubt.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I do hope this has been of some help/interest you.
OK, so hot cross buns are available all year round nowadays, however I am really strict about only eating seasonal foods at the right time. I won't buy a mince pie before December, and I never consider buying hot cross buns at any other time than Easter.
Seeing them piled high in the bakery section at Morrisons recently I decided we were near enough to Easter to be tempted. Amazingly though theres quite a large selection of hot cross buns now. No longer just standard I was faced with a decision, and the apple and cinnamon ones sounded delicious, so thats what I chose.
The come in a pack of 4 and to look at they very much resemble an ordinary hot cross bun. These were a nice golden colour, with the standard white cross and a good glaze. You can see plenty of sultanas in there, but no sign of any apple yet. They are also a good size, enough for a small lunch or supper.
Opening the packet I could definitely smell the cinnamon. They smelt very fresh too. Cutting it in two was easy, it didn't crumble away and with a bit of butter spread over, I sat down to enjoy.
The outer crust was very sweet and sticky and the texture of the bun itself was light, moist and doughy, just right for a hot cross bun. The cinnamon wasn't apparent at first, but developed into a nice after taste. however I was dissapointed not to discover or taste a single piece of apple despite claims of 10% in the ingrediants list. As suspected there was plenty of sultanas in, but apart from the cinnamon after taste there was nothing to differentiate these from an original hot cross bun.
They were more expensive than the standards buns, at 89p for 4, although thats not a staggering price I could have bought 2 ordinary packs for £1.
With 192 calories and 0.6g of saturated fat, these are not a terrible treat to have. I prefer to toast them but don't be an eejit like me, grill them rather than force them in the toaster (I was scraping charcoal out for days).