Hot cross bun lovers have been left horrified after a woman used the traditionally sweet Easter treat to make a fried egg sandwich.
After toasting the buns, the Australian foodie added a few slices of avocado and a fried egg – but admitted the combination didn’t do much for her taste buds.
A Facebook photo of her experimental creation has been widely slammed, with many claiming they can’t think of a worse mix of flavours.
‘I am not sure if I have broken the sacred code of hot cross bun lovers, but after seeing so many HCB breakfast burgers on Insta I thought I should give it a taste,’ the woman wrote in the caption.
This Facebook photo of her experimental creation has been widely slammed, with many claiming they can’t think of a worse mix of flavours
The woman said she used leftover buns bought from a bakery in Sydney, filled with a ‘generous amount’ of sultanas and spices.
‘A hot cross bun is super yum, a fried egg sandwich is also a solid breakfast. Combining them did not bring out the best of either,’ she wrote.
Her post drew horrified responses, with one woman saying: ‘My initial thoughts when I saw this combo – confirmed!’
‘Oh babe no! Maybe sweet things like jam, maple syrup, cream… But not savoury stuff… No!’ added another.
A trend for ‘hot cross bun burgers’ has been sweeping Instagram and TikTok in recent weeks
Others were more measured in their criticism and offered words of support.
‘At least you tried! Appreciate the review,’ one woman replied.
And she’s not the only one trialling unusual flavour combinations with hot cross buns this year.
A trend for ‘hot cross bun burgers’ has been sweeping Instagram and TikTok in recent weeks, with users uploading clips of buns stuffed with everything from fried chicken to beef and crispy bacon in the run up to Easter.