Recipe for hot cross bun spread

There are so many ways you can enjoy your hot cross buns this Easter. One way is a delicious spread. Spar has supplied a quick and easy way to make your own spread.

Ingredients (Serves 8)

250 ml cream
50 ml butter
250 ml brown sugar
6 marshmallow Easter eggs, roughly broken into pieces
2 ml almond essence (or 5 ml brandy)


In a heavy-based saucepan, warm the cream, butter and sugar together over low heat, stirring constantly until it reaches boiling point. Simmer steadily for 5 minutes.
Off the heat, add in the Easter eggs and essence, stirring to a smooth sauce.
Set aside to cool before using.

Hints and Tips

Refrigeration causes this spread to thicken too much for easy spreading, so rather store it covered in a cool place in the kitchen.



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