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Lune's Limited-Edition Twice-Baked Finger Bun Croissants Are Back to Make April Even Tastier

This time, they're on the menu alongside choc-orange pains au chocolat.
By Sarah Ward
April 03, 2023
By Sarah Ward
April 03, 2023

Whenever Easter arrives, be it in March or April depending on the year, sweet treat-loving tastebuds across Melbourne and Brisbane are thankful. In 2023, the annual excuse to devour chocolate is delivering plenty of tasty options, including from Lune Croissanterie — but Kate Reid's cult-famous pastry chain has plenty more in store across the whole month.

The beloved bakery celebrates all 12 parts of the year with a different lineup of treats, even when Easter is here. On Lune's April menu: the return of its twice-baked finger bun croissants, plus choc-orange pains au chocolat. If you like popular desserts that have been turned into other sweet treats — or mashups, food hybrids and the Frankenstein's monsters of baked goods, all those labels fit — prepare to be in culinary heaven. If you adore the sublime flavour combination that is chocolate and orange, get just as excited.

Both specials are exactly what they sound like, which is delicious, and you can only get them until Sunday, April 30. If the finger bun croissants have your tastebuds in a tizzy, they're an old Lune highlight that's making yet another comeback in-store at all locations — aka Fitzroy, Armadale and the CBD in Melbourne, plus South Brisbane and Burnett Lane in Brisbane — and also online. Made with traditional croissants that are brushed with strawberry syrup, they're then filled with a coconut milk frangipane and house-made strawberry jam. On top: a whipped coconut icing, because a finger bun isn't a finger bun without the icing. And yes, they're also dipped in desiccated coconut.

Feel like celebrating the second month of autumn with those choc-orange pains au chocolat? These ones are on offer in-store only from Fitzroy, Armadale and South Brisbane. Lune has taken its usual pain au chocolat, then filled it with orange cake frangipane and dark chocolate custard. Next, it has topped it with candied orange slices and shards of tempered chocolate. The word you're looking for, as always, is "yum".

The April specials list also boasts a cardamom bun at all stores, with Lune giving the Scandinavian fave its own spin — so they're made with laminated pastry, filled with cardamom butter, twisted into a knot, then dusted with raw sugar before being popped in the oven.

And, just Fitzroy, Armadale and South Brisbane are doing harissa and goats' cheese escargots, plus kaya cruffins rolled in desiccated coconut and sugar, filled with kaya custard and topped with toasted coconut chips. Also, all three have added rhubarb and vanilla danishes to their menu as well, and you can nab them online from South Brisbane, too.

If you're on snacks duty for April — in the office or at home — your job just got easier and tastier.

Lune's April specials menu runs until Sunday, April 30, with different specials on offer at Fitzroy, Armadale and the CBD in Melbourne, and South Brisbane and Burnett Lane in Brisbane. From the South Brisbane store only, you can also order them online.

Images: Pete Dillon.

Published on April 03, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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