GB Ingredients (Felixstowe, Suffolk) says its Energie Spiced Bun Concentrate is ideal for busy bakers, offering all the enrichment and spices needed to produce hot cross buns and fruited morning goods.

The company’s product group manager, Marie Parnell, says that bakers can add their own spices and other ingredients to help create the different buns, such as twists of fresh orange or lemon zest.

Alternatively they can add novelty by using nuts, which not only add a delicious crunch, but which are also recognised as contributing to a healthy diet, she says.

Energie Spiced Bun Concentrate is available in 12.8kg packs.