Hot cross bun bacon butties

Hot cross bun bacon butties

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4

Take your bacon sandwich to the next level for Easter. Trust us when we say that this mix of sweet and savoury is the ultimate spring brunch treat.

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal372
  • fat23g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs28g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre1g
  • protein13g
  • salt2g
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  • 8 rashers streaky smoked bacon
  • 4 hot cross buns
  • butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…


  1. Heat grill to high. Cut the hot cross buns in half through the middle. When the grill is hot cook the bacon rashers until crisp. Drain on kitchen towel while you lightly toast the hot cross buns, for 2-3 mins, turning once.

  2. Spread the cut sides of the hot cross buns with butter then pile in the bacon. Serve immediately.

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Diane Bellora's picture
Diane Bellora
6th Apr, 2020
I made this today and loved it. I enjoy the combination of sweet and salty. I used applewood bacon and lightly toasted the hot cross bun. (I lined the toaster oven tray with foil to contain the goo).
26th Mar, 2016
You know, it may be worth trying. If you ever travel to the USA, the Americans do loads of sweet, savoury flavour combos - maple syrup on bacon, honeyed ham. People thought salted caramel was weird at first, now look at it's prevalence! Not sure I fancy trying it personally, but as hbone63 says dont knock until you try it.
Frantic Flapjack
23rd Mar, 2016
Shame on you Good Food. You must take us for a bunch of half-wits. I can't believe you've offered this up as an Easter recipe.
19th Mar, 2016
Hot cross buns are traditional for Good Friday, a day where also abstinence from meat is also traditional. I'm not overly religious but this recipe is thoughtless and in poor taste surely if nothing else!
19th Mar, 2016
Surely this must be an April fools joke ! Come on guys .... Seriously I just popped to my local baker and purchased an apple and walnut slice, into the butchers next door and purchased a small minute steak ,,,,,, does this qualify as a groundbreaking " recipe "?
19th Mar, 2016
Don't knock it till you tried it, My friend and I tried this for breakfast this morning and it was a great flavour, Yum, have you tried marmite on a digestive biscuit, get those taste buds going.
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