Artisan chocolatier Koko Black and Instagrammable cake makers Black Star Pastry have teamed up to create an indulgent hot cross bun. These sweet buns are perfect for chocolate lovers, using Koko Black’s handcrafted 60% dark chocolate. The hot cross buns are available to try from now until Monday April 10.
Black Star Pastry x Koko Black
These chocolatey hot cross buns feature smooth dark chocolate sourced from sustainable cocoa. The rich bun is dotted which chocolate chips from Koko Black, and brushed with a lightly spiced glaze that seeps into the dough. Finally, it’s marked with a chocolate cocoa cross. If that wasn’t enough, the buns are also vegan friendly.
“We have created some wonderful chocolate delights over the past few years together and this will be no different,” said Executive Chef Arnaud Vodounou. “Our traditional hot cross buns continue to be rated some of the best in Melbourne and Sydney, so naturally, when exploring concept for our second iteration, we looked no further than Koko Black.”
If you’re more of a classic hot cross bun lover, or you just (gasp!) don’t like chocolate, traditional hot cross buns are also available at Black Star Pastry. These sticky buns are glazed with a fragrant frankincense syrup.
Buns are $4.50 individually, $25 for a group of six or $45 for a dozen. Boxes can be pre-ordered online.
You can find the hot cross buns at all Black Star Pastry stores in Melbourne and Sydney. Find your nearest store here.