Hubby and I would like to volunteer our services as OFFICIAL BUN TASTERS.
There is a great line in the film Calendar Girls (about the WI ladies who posed nude) where Helen Mirren says ‘We need bigger buns’.
Well, the buns in question in the film are the buns we would like to be the subject of our survey.
It would appear that every shop we go into that sells food sells these, and we have sampled a fair few in recent weeks. It is surprising the variance in taste and texture.
We are dreadful in that we both have a sweet tooth, and these little beauties are great for elevenses, lunch, afternoon tea, or a dessert after our evening meal. Not that we would eat 4 in one day of course (maybe) .
Some bakeries refer to them as Chelsea Buns, others Belgian Buns, so it’s important to know what you’re asking for or what to expect.
The supermarkets also sell them in rings
And if you really want to push the boat out
Prices obviously vary.
Individually, they can range from 75p to £1.50 for the cream version. In supermarkets, you can get 2 for £1 or as little as 89p, but if you are shrewd like us and time it right, you can get a pack of 2 for half price on the ‘sell by’ date.
The bun rings sell for about £1 and you get 5 to 7 little rounds to a ring. We found them to be a bit dry, but a scraping of butter soon solved that. To show willing though, we stopped buying those, after all, we have to count calories somewhere, and there is only so much you can get away with.
This post is of course very much bun in cheek.
For those of us on diets or limited sugar intake, eating such delicious pastries in excess is definitely not a good idea.
However, if you are going to have a treat once in a while, surely you want to get the best value and flavour for your money, and that’s where Hubby and I may come in.
We’ll try them all for you!