I tried this Newcastle bakery’s quirky Hot Cross Bun doughnut and wolfed it down
Proven Goods has taken the humble Hot Cross Bun and created a tasty beast of a doughnut
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With Easter less than a week away, retailers across Newcastle are getting creative with their festive products.
One of those is Proven Goods in Hoult's Yard who have fully embraced the Easter spirit.
The adored doughnut hub in Ouseburn has combined the traditional Hot Cross Bun into their quirky products, selling a Hot Cross Bun Doughnut.
The product is on the Proven Goods menu for the month of April and is making a return after going down a storm in previous years.
I took a trip down to the small business hub to try one for myself and see if it was worth the hype.
Arriving at the bakery, customers are greeted by a dazzling display of doughnuts in the Proven Goods window.
The Chocolate Orange Custard, Lemon Cheesecake Glaze and The Homer had all grabbed my attention as my tummy rumbled.
I was a man on a mission, however, and wouldn't let my wandering eyes be distracted from the taste test at hand.
Just along the window were the Hot Cross Bun Doughnuts for which my quest had started.
The doughnuts were instantly recognisable as the Easter treat with the famous lattice topping.
There was no queue as I ordered myself the single doughnut and paid my £2.80.
The Hot Cross Bun Doughnut was perhaps slightly taller than a usual doughnut, but was certainly more a member of the doughnut family than the bun.
The doughnut comes topped in sugar but, apart from that, is fairly humble in its appearance.
As I bit in, the texture of the doughnut was certainly more doughy than usual, a nice surprise that had the familiarity of a Hot Cross Bun.
It was the filling of the doughnut where the quirky product really excelled.
The spices and candied fruit of the Hot Cross Bun had been combined into a sugary, oozing filling that waited in the doughnut's centre.
It was certainly sweeter than a plain Hot Cross Bun and felt like more of a luxurious treat.
It didn't take me long to wolf the whole thing, pretty pleased with my discovery.
For those attending Easter-related parties or lunches with family and friends won't go wrong with picking up a box of the treats to impress.
It's certainly novel, fits the festive team and is delicious too.