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A-Z of Canberra Easter treats

Belinda Neame

With one week to go until Easter, we present our guide to Canberra’s best hot cross buns and other seasonal treats you won’t want to miss.

Baked on Mort

Baked on Mort is celebrating Easter with three varieties of hot cross buns. Classic with cinnamon, raspberry and white chocolate and chocolate chip. Available individually or by the ½ dozen.

Available at 38 Mort Street, Braddon | www.bakedonmort.com.au

Bitten Goodfoods

Bitten will be selling Pana Chocolate Easter treats all weekend. All Pana easter products are raw, organic, handmade, vegan, gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar-free. There will be three types of eggs: Double choc, supreme or caramel lava. 

They’ll also have two types of bunnies: sour cherry vanilla or coconut goji

In addition to chocolate treats, they’ll also be selling No Grainer Hot X Buns, which are paleo, grain free, gluten free and low carb hot x cross buns. Packed full of fruit, nuts and spices with a touch of organic orange zest to balance the flavours. They’ll be selling two types of these buns, the classic and also a version with loving earth chocolate chunks. 

Unit G17, Palko Building, 27 Lonsdale Street, Braddon | bittengoodfoods.com

Danny’s Bakery

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Danny’s Bakery buns are back! Danny’s huge, famous handcrafted Easter buns are sourdough and loaded with tons of fruit.

A Canberra tradition, pick them up at 6 Iluka St, Narrabundah.

www.facebook.com/DannysBakery

Deeks

Deeks have 100% grain free and gluten free hot cross buns without the cheap fillers like rice and corn. They’ve developed recipes that result in delicious and wholesome food that are nutritious and ideal for everybody. Fruit hot cross buns AND choc hot cross buns are available at the shop.

Shop 4, Pearce Shops, Hodgson Cres Pearce | www.deeks.com.au

Doughnut Department

Doughnut Department are bringing you something pretty special this Easter. Collaborating with Three Mills Bakery, you will be able to pick up a hot cross bun doughnut with a brown butter glaze in-store on Friday 23 March and then again from Monday 26 March to 29 March.

Available individually or in packs of six. Limited in store so be sure to pre-order your six pack by COB Monday 26 March by emailing [email protected]. Also available will be HCB dough-holes rolled in cinnamon sugar – $4 for a cup of 6.

Doughnut Department, 2 Allinga Street, Canberra City | www.thedoughnutdept.com

Enigma Fine Chocolates

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Enigma Fine Chocolates has a spin on the traditional hot cross bun, the Indulgent Dome! Celebrating the humble hot cross bun with a layer of vanilla bean caramel, hot cross bun infused ganache and a spiced shortbread base.

All coated in Valrhona 64% Manjari dark chocolate. You can pick up these delectable chocolates at the Old Bus Depot Markets this coming Sunday 25 March (weather permitting) or contact Stuart via email on [email protected] and place your order.

They are also stocking a selection of other Easter treats in the Trove Shop, Garema Centre, Civic.

EQ Café and Lounge

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EQ Café and Lounge have traditional hot cross buns full of Australian sultanas and some special mixed spices. Purchase them individually or by the 1/2 dozen.

Available from 70 Kent St, Deakin | www.eqcafe.com.au

HAIGHS

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HAIGHS created Australia’s first chocolate Easter Bilby together with the Foundation for Rabbit Free Australia 25 years ago. Can you think of anything more Australian than the Easter Bilby? Nope, us either! Haighs Chocolates have their classic chocolate Easter Bilbies and they are available in small and large sizes in milk or dark premium chocolate.

Purchase in-store at Canberra Centre, Shop DF21, Level 1, Bunda St, Canberra or online | www.haighschocolates.com.au

Jasper & Myrtle

Jasper & Myrtle has put together specially designed Easter boxes. In each box you will find three 40g bars of their beautiful delicate chocolate all beautifully wrapped. Flavours include Lemon Myrtle and Macadamia Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate and Sour Cherries and Caffe Bianco White Chocolate. The perfect Easter gift!

Get yours at Chapman IGA, Deakin IGA, Flowers with Love at Jerrabomberra, Gingerfinch, The Cook Grocer, Trove Canberra and online at www.jasperandmyrtle.com.au

PATISSEZ

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PATISSEZ has put their own spin on the hot cross bun and has come up with a HOT X DOUGHIES. Brandy poached raisins, folded through a cinnamon spiced vanilla bean custard, stuffed into an oven-baked brioche Doughie then finished with a cinnamon dip!

Available in store at 21 Bougainville St, Griffith | www.patissez.com.au

Remy’s Bakery

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Remy’s Bakery uses only the premium quality ingredients in their hot cross buns. Made with real butter (not vegetable fat) and a special fruit dough baked into a light and puffy bun topped with a generous syrup glaze. Baked fresh daily with Remy’s secret spice mix, sultanas, currants and the perfect dash of mixed peel they deliver a delicious dose of Easter spice, fresh or toasted.

Available in selected IGA’s and Supermarkets, Fyshwick and Belconnen Markets or pick up a batch from Remy’s Bakery on Townsville Street, Fyshwick

www.remysbakery.com.au

Ricardo’s and Space Kitchen

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Ricardo’s and Space Kitchen is bringing you a number of delicious options for Easter. Butterbing hot cross bun cookies are packed full of your favourite hot cross bun flavours like cinnamon and nutmeg, jammed with juicy sultanas and sandwiched between two fudgy dark chocolate brownie cookies.

And for the chocolate lover, indulge in the Ricardo’s Golden Egg Easter Trifle. This handcrafted Easter egg includes all your favourite Easter desserts with hot cross bun, raspberry jelly, chocolate brownie, sponge and mini eggs all packed into one beautiful package.

Ricardo’s Golden Egg. Image: Tim Bean Photography

Available at both Ricardo’s, Jamison Place, 1 Bowman Street, Jamison | www.ricardoscafe.com OR Space Kitchen, 3g/12 Furzer St, Phillip | www.space-kitchen.com.au

Spence Family Bakery

If you love chocolate then you will love Spence Family Bakery‘s double chocolate hot cross buns! They are sooooo good! Traditional flavours are also available and can be picked up from 1 Glassey Place, Spence.

www.facebook.com/Spence-Family-Bakery

Sweet Bones

Sweet Bones have all your vegan hot cross bun cravings covered. You can choose from two delicious flavours – traditional and cherry chocolate. Available in store until Easter or pre-order for Easter Saturday packs by contacting the shop on 0413 067 890.

www.sweetbonescafe.com.au

7th & Baked Patisserie & Café

Pick up some hot cross buns from the Kingston Foreshore from 26 March until 2 April. Choose from traditional lightly spiced with sultanas, white chocolate chip and apple and cinnamon.

Available in store at 144/41 Eastlake Parade ‘Element’ Kingston | www.7thandbake.com.au

Three Mills Bakery

Three Mills Bakery’s hot cross bun is a humble, traditional style bun, that is packed with 75% fruit, butter, free-range eggs, Country Valley Milk, a secret blend of spices and finished off with a traditional choux pastry cross.

Order online for the Easter weekend at www.threemillsbakery.com.au/shop/hot-cross-bun or pop into their shop front at 5 Lancaster Place, Majura.

Have we missed your favourite? Flick us an email at [email protected].

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Belinda Neame

Belinda is HerCanberra's Production Manager. A foodie and lover of handmade, Belinda enjoys nothing more than a good coffee and seeing Canberra businesses thrive. In her 'spare time', Belinda organises the quarterly Canberra street food event, The Forage with her husband Tim. More about the Author

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