Yes we at Kytons talk claim our hot cross buns are amongst the best hot cross buns in Australia (they have been awarded both first and second prize at the National Hot Cross Bun Competition over the years), but what are the nuts and bolts of why Kytons buns are superior to many other brands?
Quality of the dried fruit
Dried fruit, such as sultanas and currants are graded, dependent on their moistness and size. Many hot cross buns are made with manufacturing grade fruit and can sometimes be little nuggets of fruit, but here at Kytons we use only 4&5 crown dried fruit. In fact we are so serious about sourcing the best fruit possible for our hot cross buns, that we buy our dried fruit direct from a grower.
Flour from Laucke Mills – another great SA family owned business
Laucke flour and bread mixes have long been synonymous with great flour quality, whether used by the home cook in their bread machines or by big bakeries to produce fantastic bread and hot cross buns. Darren and Sharon, the owners of Kytons have had an ongoing relationship with the Laucke brand and the South Australian Laucke family for over 20 years and Kytons hot cross buns are made exclusively with Laucke flour and it arrives literally by the truckload at this time of the year.
We couldn’t make our Kytons Menz Fruchocs Hot Cross Buns without yet another family owned SA business whose history stretches back even further than Kytons Bakery’s! Five years ago, our two companies came together to develop a FruChocs Hot Cross Bun as part of a radio stunt and they were so popular they literally stopped traffic. Menz’s iconic FruChocs make a great addition to Kytons delicious hot cross buns.