TikToker Jack Cooks has showed his 127k followers how to create the ultimate Easter breakfast – a Great British fry-up inside Aldi’s Giant Hot Cross Bun (£3.99, 600g). Bunderful!
The supermarket launched the oversized Easter treat last year which proved so popular, it’s back for 2023 along with a new Specially Selected Giant Chocolate Orange Hot Cross Bun (£3.99, 550g).
After research shows more than a quarter (26.6%) of Brits see Hot Cross Buns as breakfast food, the TikToker went to work to create the Giant Hot Cross Bun breakfast stack.
Piled high with sausage patties, crispy bacon, black pudding, beans and sunny side up fried eggs, the breakfast serving creates the perfect combination of sweet and salty. All served on Aldi’s Giant Hot Cross Bun, which weighs a whopping 600g and measures eight inches in diameter, it’s ideal for Easter lovers.
The 2023 twist on a British classic has caused mixed reactions on social media.
Anne Stone said: “Disgusting not for breakfast keep as is to go with a nice cuppa toasted and smothered with butter”
Heather agreed: “Hot cross wrong”
While Philip Dykes thinks the combo works: “Bacon in a hot cross bun is yumm”
As does Paul Underwood: “Sweet and Savoury is actually amaaaazing”
But it’s not all sweet and savoury – TikToker Joe’s Bakes has shown keen bakers how to create the ultimate Easter Cake using the newest addition to Aldi’s range, the Specially Selected Giant Chocolate Orange Hot Cross Bun (£3.99, 550g).
Measuring seven inches in diameter, his 118k followers were impressed with the new whopping treat commenting: “That is a massive hot cross bun!”.
It’s not the first time the bun has caused a stir on social media. Last year, Samantha Ramsdell, the Woman with the World’s Biggest Mouth, attempted to eat the bun whole, but despite having a mouth spanning an enormous 2.56 inches, the TikToker couldn’t quite manage it, much to the disappointment of her 2.9 million followers.
Joe’s Hot Cross Bun Cake recipe:
Ingredients (serves 6-8):
For the centre/ to decorate:
To make the buttercream:
For the cake:
Shoppers looking to tryJack’s Giant Hot Cross Bun Breakfast Stack can follow his recipe below or on his TikTok:
Ingredients (serves 4):
Aldi’s Giant Hot Cross Buns are available in stores and via Click and Collect from Thursday 23rd March, while stocks last.
For further information, images or to request a sample, please contact the Aldi press team on: email@example.com
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