One a penny, two a penny ... 8,000 hot cross buns at Joe’s

February 27 2015

EIGHT-THOUSAND hot cross buns are expected to be sold at a Gloucester Road bakery over the Easter weekend.

EIGHT-THOUSAND hot cross buns are expected to be sold at a Gloucester Road bakery over the Easter weekend.

Joe's Bakery, which has gained quite a reputation for its award-winning breads and pastries, is already experiencing a high demand for its delicious buns.

Jane, owner of the bakery, says that Maundy Thursday is always the shop's busiest day over the whole Easter period, where over 3,000 buns are shifted.

Visitors can also expect Easter biscuits and Easter bread - a rounded, fruited loaf, which is lightly spiced with hazelnuts on top.

Joe's Bakery will be open Good Friday (April 3), but closed on Easter Monday.

In the build-up to Mothering Sunday, Mother's Day buns will be available from March 14.

In addition, the bakery will be involved in Mayfest, which is taking place in Gloucester Road Central on May 2. The festival ties in with owners Jane and Martin celebrating 25 years at the bakery.

The shop is also hoping to be nominated in the upcoming Bristol Good Food Awards for two categories - best local bakery and best local cakes. Joe's Bakery won best local bakery in 2012 and best local cakes in 2014. Nominations are open until March 29. For more information, visit: bristolgoodfood.co.uk.

For more information about Joe's Bakery, visit: www.joesbakery.co.uk. Telephone: 0117 975 5551. Follow on Twitter: @JoesBakeryBris. Address: 240-242 Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8NZ.