I love hot cross buns and can happily eat them all year round. At Easter they are an essential part of my shopping list. This year Aldi have lovingly created a hot cross bun that is out of this world! If you love a good, rich hot cross bun you must take a trip to your local store and pick up a pack of their brioche hot cross buns. Priced at just 99p for 4 you cannot go wrong.
You do not have to take just my word for how great these hot cross buns are. They have been dubbed the 'Posh Cross Bun' for Easter 2017. These indulgent, sweet buns are packed with juicy sultanas, raisins and currants and combined with the all butter brioche you will find them to be simply irresistible! Over the last few years brioche breads have certainly become the most popular sweet bread on the market and during 2016 Aldi sold 16 times more brioche than the likes of Marks and Spencer and Waitrose! Aldi's brioche range accounted for 37% of sweet bread sales in the UK!
To celebrate their 'Posh Cross Buns' Aldi have teamed up with Great British Bake Off finalist Miranda Gore Browne to bring you some delicious recipes, both sweet and savoury, and all featuring their 'Posh Cross Buns'. When I was asked to feature one of the recipes I could not resist trying the French toast recipe. It was so delicious I am going to share it with you!
This is what I did...
French Toast Posh Cross Brioche Bun with Maple Syrup Caramelised Peach Melba, Greek Yogurt and Crunchy Seeds
Ingredients - serves either 4 with large portions or 8 with small ones
2 tbsp semi skimmed milk
1 tbsp caster sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp butter
4 tbsp mixed seeds
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 peaches, sliced
8 strawberries, sliced
8 tbsp 0% Greek yogurt or kids fromage frais for the little ones
1 - Pre heat the oven to 120C, line a baking tray with baking paper and place in the oven to warm up
2 - Slice the buns in half
3 - Place the milk, egg, vanilla extract and caster sugar in a bowl and beat together
4 - Melt half of the butter in a large frying pan
5 - Coat the bun halves in the egg mixture on both sides and place in the frying pan
6 - Fry on each side until golden brown, remove from the pan and place on the baking tray in the oven to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining halves add any extra butter as needed.
7 - Once all of the buns have been fried and are in the oven add the maple syrup to the pan and add the peach slices, turning regularly to prevent burning
8 - Once the peach slices are brown add the strawberries, turn the heat off and cook for a minute or two
9 - Remove the fruit from the pan and add the seeds, toss in the pan until lightly toasted
10 - Remove the bun halves from the oven and place either one or two halves on a plate and spoon over the peaches and strawberries, drizzle over a little of the maple syrup, add a spoon of 0% Greek yogurt, add the raspberries and sprinkle over the seeds
We all loved this indulgent brunch and is one that we will be enjoying again on Easter Sunday! For the children I left off the seeds and replaced the Greek yogurt with Aldi's Double Delight fromage frais, which they loved!
For more Easter inspiration check out Aldi's Easter recipes. Also if you are looking for activities to keep the kids busy during the holidays they have plenty of craft ideas to keep the family busy. Little I recently made an Easter bonnet.
With Aldi you can have a fun packed, delicious Easter at a fantastic price!
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