All my life, I have had an absolute hatred of mixed peel.
As a result, I don’t enjoy traditional festive favourites such as Christmas pudding, or cake when it has the afore-mentioned peel in it.
I make Nigella’s recipe instead – she’s no fan of MP either, and therefore rises in my estimation yet again! 🙂
It has also meant that I have never eaten Easter favourite the hot cross bun – until recently.
Supermarkets have woken up to the possibility of this bun, and have released different flavours, quite a few of which contain no MP at all. Yippee!
This year, I have mostly been eating two varieties of hot cross bun, Sainsbury’s cranberry and golden raisin option and Marks & Spencer’s toffee fudge and Belgian chocolate version.
The latter –
– are particularly moreish. I prefer them lightly toasted (and therefore heated) with some butter.
It’s not the healthiest option, but it is a treat, and we are in the season of chocolate eggs and oodles of marzipan for the Simnel cakes, after all.
Happy Easter everyone!