Lune Has Brought Back Its Hot Cross Cruffins and Triple-Choc Pains au Chocolat to Make Easter Extra Tasty

Add Lune's March specials to your Easter treat list — it's also whipping up a lamington-croissant hybrid just for the month.
Sarah Ward
Published on March 13, 2024

Are you the kind of person who looks for hot cross buns on your local supermarket shelves the moment that December 26 hits each year? If so, congrats — you know that these seasonal treats really should be available all year round, as everyone should. And, you're likely also aware that not all hot cross buns are created equal. Lune Croissanterie's hot cross cruffins are in a league of their own, for instance.

The highly coveted Easter bites are back for 2024, too, to the delight of pastry lovers across Melbourne and Brisbane. Whether you've had plenty of Lune Easters or just a few — Lune only opened its first interstate store in Brissie in 2021, after all — these baked goods are a must-try. Also, they're available all month in March this year.

Yes, they're exactly what they sound like. Forget plain old croissant-muffin hybrids — Lune's Easter version throws hot cross buns into the mix as well. The croissant-muffin-hot cross bun mashups come filled with a spiced custard and traditional hot cross bun fruit blend, which includes sultanas and candied citrus peel. They're then topped with a cross (obviously) and brushed in a sweet glaze. And, they're both vegetarian- and Halal-friendly.

Similarly Easter-friendly and returning for March: Lune's twice-baked pain au chocolat, which features a Mork chocolate frangipane, guanaja molleux, melted chocolate, mascarpone chantilly and cocoa nibs.

Last but not least, there's also a lamington-croissant hybrid that's been created to celebrate the Australian Grand Prix, because Lune founder Kate Reid is an ex-Formula 1 aerodynamicist. The F1 takes a twice-baked traditional croissant, then packs it with coconut frangipane, dark chocolate ganache, vanilla sponge and raspberry gel. On top: a tempered chocolate chequered flag.

If you're keen, you'll find all of the above in-store until Sunday, March 31 at almost all Lune sites. The chain is serving up hot cross cruffins and triple-choc pains au chocolate at its Melbourne CBDFitzroy, Armadale, South Brisbane and Brisbane CBD venues. For The F1, you can pick it up everywhere except the Melbourne CBD across the month — and at that venue from Thursday, March 21–Sunday, March 24 only.

Lune's March specials are available until Sunday, March 31, with details and dates varying per store. Head to Lune's website or to the bakery's Melbourne CBDFitzroy, Armadale, South Brisbane and Brisbane CBD venues for more details.

Images: Peter Dillon.

Published on March 13, 2024 by Sarah Ward
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