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Auckland's best hot cross buns

Auckland's best hot cross buns

Mar 16, 2016 etc

Nothing incinerates faster than the sticky half of a too-generous wedge of not-yet-hot cross bun in the toaster. But even that smell – the one of burnt toast and orange – has a Yankie Candle-worthy nostalgia to it. For around one month of every year, houses across the land smell of burned hot cross buns, and still we come back for more.

Here are the best places in Auckland to purchase the most delicious symbol of crucifixion there is. And remember, it’s worth turning on the grill and toasting these bad boys properly, rather than stuffing the toaster. Read more on

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