Hot Cross Bun Sliders (with Sausage, Fried Egg and Garlic Aioli)

Hot Cross Buns are everywhere!

I mean, it’s practically impossible to walk into any supermarket, bakery or fresh food store without catching a glimpse of beautifully arranged packets of these, right at the counter. And to think, ‘hot cross buns’ was only a childhood nursery rhyme for me till five years ago.

Hot Cross Bun Sliders (with Sausage, Fried Egg and Garlic Aioli) - thespiceadventuress.com

That’s true. I have never seen or eaten a hot cross bun in my life till I moved to Australia. And I clearly didn’t like it the first time I ever tasted it. It was too sweet for me and I didn’t really enjoy the idea of intensely sweet bread with hints of spice.

Fortunately, the dislike didn’t last too long as I discovered better tasting hot cross buns. But still, it was not my favourite and not something I bought to celebrate Easter.

But this year, I was challenged with the task of creating a hot cross bun recipe for another website. I wanted to do something interesting and if possible savoury since there were so many baked/dessert recipes using hot cross buns that were all over the internet.

Quite a bit of research later, I decided to take inspiration from NoshOn.It and came up with these utterly delicious Hot Cross Bun Sliders!

Hot Cross Bun Sliders (with Sausage, Fried Egg and Garlic Aioli) - thespiceadventuress.com

In the process of creating this recipe, I must say that I fell in love with the brioche style hot cross buns from Woolworths. So much lighter in texture than the regular buns, these were not excessively sweet, more buttery which made it absolutely delicious when toasted.

So getting on to the recipe today, I was looking for a recipe that is an answer to the hot cross bun leftover situation that will happen in many households around the world. And these sliders are just perfect for that. Savoury, so that you have a respite from all the sweet treats and also works great as a brunch or Easter morning breakfast.

Using sausage meat to create the burger like patty is a brilliant idea because it is often so flavourful especially if you buy the varieties which have herbs and spices in them. I picked up some Angus beef sausages which were absolutely perfect. All that you need to do is remove the skin, roll and shape the stuffing into patties.

You can use just toasted hot cross buns for making these sliders or make it extra indulgent by going the French toast route. Dip the buns in French toast batter (minus the sugar and spice) and toast to perfection. Believe me, this step changes the game altogether….you will know how delicious only if you make it guys.

Add a fried or poached egg and a drizzle of garlic aioli to finish this absolutely divine rendition of Hot Cross Bun Sliders. Happy Easter folks!

Hot Cross Bun Sliders (with Sausage, Fried Egg and Garlic Aioli) - thespiceadventuress.com

Recipe developed, styled and shot for Stuff Mums Like, so head over to the website for the full recipe.

 

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13 thoughts on “Hot Cross Bun Sliders (with Sausage, Fried Egg and Garlic Aioli)

  1. Indy June 18, 2018 at 12:37 am Reply

    Would love to meet u in person…its an awesome space that u’ve created here…kudos to u!!
    I have used my email ad in the reply …hope u do keep in touch!!

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    • vanyadhanya June 18, 2018 at 1:41 am Reply

      It’s difficult to get your email id from the subscriber list. Do you follow me on any social media channels? Or can you send me a DM on my Fb page?

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      • Indy June 19, 2018 at 4:19 am

        I just DM-ed u in fb …i think thats your personal page !! Hope to keep in touch!!

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  2. Indy June 16, 2018 at 3:14 am Reply

    Hey thanks again…it was a delicacy since i was 2 or 3 of age..used to have ’em before migrating to melb as well..mum used to make one very similar but still something was missing…so gonna giv urs a try for sure….tried some recipes as it said it was the same but wasnt even close …..being hopeful!!

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    • vanyadhanya June 16, 2018 at 6:15 am Reply

      That’s great to hear; hopefully it is close to your memories. Which part of Melb are u from?

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      • Indy June 17, 2018 at 1:54 am

        Oh sorry! I was under the impression that u remembered who i was!! We have “commented” a while ago…i was new to the place nd had enquired in regards to some stuff (total lack of memory on wat that was tho!!)..currently residing in Burwood east…..where in melb are u residing?

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      • vanyadhanya June 17, 2018 at 7:50 am

        No…I do remember our conversation very well but forgot the Melbourne bit. Now it all comes back…lol. I am in the Dandenong region; we must meet up sometime.

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  3. Indy June 14, 2018 at 7:39 am Reply

    Looks delish!! Gonna give it a try sometime soon!! Btw any ideas where to get chicken franks like the ones we used to get in Dubai??
    Have searched high nd low without much help tho!!

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    • vanyadhanya June 14, 2018 at 1:13 pm Reply

      Skinless sausages are not very popular here. The closest I have found is the Don skinless American footy franks that’s available in Coles. It’s usually stocked next to the bacon in the chiller section

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      • Indy June 15, 2018 at 3:08 am

        Thnx much!!

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      • vanyadhanya June 15, 2018 at 12:04 pm

        You are welcome….

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      • Indy June 15, 2018 at 3:12 am

        Hey ever posted the najaf chicken 65 recipe or the similar version …we had spoken a year or so back bt the subject i guess!!

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      • vanyadhanya June 15, 2018 at 12:05 pm

        No, not yet….I have been meaning to but somehow forget every time. I will soon enough…thanks for reminding.

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