I knock back, or ignore, blogging opportunities all the time. I received an offer of vouchers to buy school uniforms. Shame my kids don't go to primary school in the UK or I may have been interested. I was also offered the free use of a campervan for a holiday and I let it go. Of course, I would have had to get to the US to take it up, and campervans make me claustrophobic, but I'm sure that's beside the point.
But when Baker's Delight combine Hot Cross Buns with a fundraiser for children's hospitals and vouchers to give away? I'm IN.
Hot cross bun cravings in every household, especially mine, will be made all that much sweeter on Saturday March 24, as bakeries across Australia aim to hand craft over 500,000 freshly baked hot cross buns to help raise valuable ‘dough’ for children’s hospitals across the country.
‘Bundraiser’ Day will see all 614 Bakers Delight bakeries across Australia, donate $1 from every six-pack of hot cross buns sold to hospitals across the country, helping make a difference to sick children this Easter and aiming to surpass the $104,000 fundraising target.
To me, this was a no-brainer. We love our Baker's Delight Hot Cross Buns every year anyway, and to know if we stock up on the 24th we'll be helping to raise money for a great cause makes it worthwhile. (I also love made-up words, so they had me at 'Bundraiser') I received a six-pack of traditional buns and a six-pack of choc-chip buns to taste test, and three $10 vouchers to give away.
First, the tasting......
I love my traditional buns. Fresh, with lashings of butter, or zapped to warm up, again with lashings of butter. Son likes them warm and buttered, Daughter likes them fresh with no butter, and Husband is just lucky to get whatever's left when he gets home, but will eat them either fresh, warm, or even toasted under the griller.
Either way, we all pretty much inhale them with gusto.
We will eat them any time... breakfast, snack, whenever the craving hits... and they have always been a major Easter tradition in our family (probably the only one, unless you count me wearing bunny ears and drinking too much wine a 'tradition').
And then there's the choc-chip buns... ooooh....
I had never tried them before. I love chocolate on its own, but don't generally go down the 'choc-chip path'. In a word? Scrumptious. I wouldn't eat them for breakfast or scoff a six-pack all at once, but they make a great sweet treat for dessert, or with coffee for morning tea. Oh, and best eaten fresh, although warming them does give you chocolatey-finger-lickin-good hands afterwards, as my dog discovered.
No matter how, where or when they're eaten, or by whom, this is the end result.
And thanks to Baker's Delight I have THREE $10 vouchers to give away which can be used at any of their stores in Australia to purchase bread, hot cross buns, whatever you like.
All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me how you like to eat your hot cross buns and three winners will be chosen at random. Entries close 3pm next Tuesday 20th March. Open to Aussies only; make sure you are following my blog and I have a way of contacting you if you're a winner.
AND DON'T FORGET TO BUY HOT CROSS BUNS FROM YOUR LOCAL BAKER'S DELIGHT STORE ON SATURDAY 24TH MARCH.