Deep-fried hot cross buns taste much batter than you think!

Adam Smith and Mike Smith, from Pisces Fish in Thrapston, are making battered hot cross buns for Easter
Adam Smith and Mike Smith, from Pisces Fish in Thrapston, are making battered hot cross buns for Easter
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A fish and chip shop has added a new offering to its menu this Easter – as it dishes out deep-fried hot cross buns for charity.

Pisces Fish and Chips, in Thrapston, is donating £1 from each of the battered buns it sells to Macmillan Cancer Support.

But it is not the first time staff at Pisces, in the town’s High Street, have come up with an idea of a deep-fried seasonal favourite.

A similar initiative around Christmas, when the chip shop put battered mince pies on the menu, went down a treat with customers and also generated cash for Macmillan.

Adam Smith, manager of the family-run business – which was earlier this year announced as a Fish and Chip Shop Quality Award winner – said the battered hot cross buns were already starting to go down well with those who had tasted them.

He added: “It’s a good bit of fun for customers and staff and it’s trying to raise a bit of money.

“It’s for a very good cause. We did the mince pies for Macmillan because most people know at least one person affected by cancer.

“Hopefully this time we will beat the amount raised from the Christmas mince pies. Even if it’s only a little bit, it all adds up.”

Mr Smith has also moved to reassure anyone having doubts about the deep-fried hot cross buns, saying they taste even batter than normal ones. “They are fantastic,” he said.

“Deep frying them brings out the flavour – it really infuses the cinnamon.”