From baskets overflowing with artisanal chocolate eggs to bountiful spreads of irresistible, sweet-and-savoury treats, Easter is undoubtedly one of the jolliest holidays of the year. To fully indulge in the Easter weekend, consider this round-up of the best Easter goodies to take delight in.
Bread & Hearth is back with one of their most anticipated buns this Easter. And while their Hot Cross Buns are only available during this festive period, we can’t help but to stock up on these pillowy buns, put through a 24-hour fermentation process, packed with a blend of spices and full of rum-soaked raisins, diced citrus, and cranberry. And that’s not all – the buns are even topped with a tasty glaze of cream cheese frosting!
For those looking to spend a delicious Easter weekend with your family, Goodwood Park Hotel has just the perfect brunch treat for you. Sweet-and-savoury purists will find the bountiful variety irresistible as it showcases an assortment of 16 Easter treats, including traditional fondant bunnies, macarons, classic carrot cakes, and mini hot cross buns. The whimsical line-up is almost too adorable to devour, what with its dreamy pastel accents and two-tiered box packaging. Available throughout the month of April, this festive-appropriate set promises a treat for every member at the table.
Nestled in a quaint shophouse along Hamilton Road, this artisanal bakery is helmed by renowned Executive Pastry Chef Wythe Soon. Available exclusively on Saturdays and Sundays, Chef Wythe’s rendition of fluffy hot cross buns is made using premium French butter and Japanese flour. What we get are soft, yeast-leavened buns infused with a blend of spices and a fruit mixture of sultanas, cranberries, and candied orange peels that lend an all-natural sweetness to each bite.
Say hello to Marks & Spencer’s Eggstra Special Easter Friends. Exciting new flavours such as Golden Blond Chocolate & Salted Caramel and Extremely Cheesy (which features a blend of extra mature farmhouse cheddar and smooth Red Leicester) join the line-up of classic hot cross buns. The much-awaited return of their Easter collection also debuts cuter-than-ever members in their chocolate egg family – from Hoggie the Hedgehog to Inky the Octopus – making for a memorable range of gifts.
To really indulge this Easter Sunday, feast on a hefty spread of filling choices available for takeaway at Pacific Marketplace. Find hearty favourites like Apricot and Orange Glazed Easter Ham, Rosemary Garlic-Roasted Leg of Lamb, Easter-themed Ruby Morello Gateau, and more as part of their Special Easter Bundles and curated Easter Hampers. A host of enticing sweets, such as the classic Hot Cross Bun, as well as an indulgent Almond-Crusted Egg and vibrant Technicolour Chocolate Egg, also await.
Hop on for a fun-tastic Easter with PAUL, as the beloved French bakery fills your Easter baskets with the return of their best-selling dark chocolate tartlets, including an apt, all-new one with chocolate eggs. The young – and young-at-heart – will have a jolly time unboxing the fun-filled gift box of six colour markers, an accompanying colouring book, and exclusively designed Easter charms and postcards that can be used as festive décor at home.
Famed for their handcrafted confections and breads baked fresh to order every morning, Rosemead Bakery features some of their most popular sweet decadents and savoury treats this festive period. Their new Signature Box contains five pastries including a Shokupan with Red-Apple Kombu Glaze & Butter, Sobrassada Babka, and Meyer Lemon Croissant. Whether you’re looking for an Easter weekend pick-me-up or trying to show your friends and family some festive love, these treats are sure to satisfy even the deepest cravings.
Just because you’re cutting down on refined carbs doesn’t mean hot cross buns are out of your Easter weekend equation. The Whole Kitchen has just launched their limited-time-only gluten-free and dairy-free hot cross buns, available across their two bakehouses. Full of nutrition, taste, and flavour, their Traditional Hot Cross Buns are loaded with juicy raisins and spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange zest, before being sweetened only with honey. They also feature Chocolate Hot Cross Buns, made with organic cacao and studded with tangy cranberries.