Cheese-stuffed hot cross buns are a brilliant side dish for an Easter braai
Made with store-bought buns and served hot out of the oven, this dish combines sweet and savoury flavours in the most delicious way. Serve it as a snack, braai side or for brunch
1 tray of hot cross buns (you can use the fruit-free buns if desired)
250ml (1 cup) grated cheddar cheese
30ml (2 tbsp) softened butter
Fresh thyme and basil
Pitted olives, sliced
Chopped cooked bacon, salami or smoked chicken
- Remove the buns from the foil tray or packet. Using a bread knife, cut the buns along the cross both ways without cutting right through.
- Combine the cheese and butter and with your fingers open the slits and fill with the cheese mixture.
- Add the tomato and olive slices and pieces of bacon, salami and chicken, if using.
- Bake in a preheated oven of 160°C till the cheese is bubbling and melted and the buns are golden brown, taking care they don't burn.
- Serve immediately.