Cute Buns!

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’.
iced belgianWell, 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.

iced chelsea 2These are iced Chelsea buns.

iced belgian 3

These are Belgian Buns
iced belgian ring

The supermarkets also sell them in rings

iced belgian and cream

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!

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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