If you have leftover hot cross buns to use up then this hot cross bun bread and butter pudding is exactly what you need!
I first made a variation of this hot cross bun bread and butter pudding recipe last year when Master Frugal had his Food Tech exams to practice for and was trying to master the custard part of his dish. I had four leftover hot cross buns to use up and seeing as he had his custard mix ready to go, I sliced up the hot cross buns and used them instead of bread!
It was so nice that we bought a pack of hot cross buns that weekend just to make this with and that’s not the last time we’ve done that. My first thought when I saw the shops stocking up the shelves with Easter eggs right after Christmas was that it would soon be time for this again!
I have simplified the custard massively on this from the version that Master Frugal was making last year but that’s because I like things that you can throw together rather than faff with and I think my version works just as well – the star of the show here is the flavour of the hot cross buns so the custard is less important in this version.
- 6 hot cross buns
- 25g butter
- 75g-100g of crumbled Easter egg or chocolate chips
- 2 large eggs
- 250ml milk
- 2tbsp caster sugar
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- Heat your oven to 180°C (fan 160°C)
- Cut six hot cross buns in half and butter the insides of each one.
- Arrange the bottom halves in a baking dish and sprinkle them with some crumbles leftover Easter eggs if you have them. You could use chocolate chips, a couple of dollops of chocolate spread or even just go with plain.
- Beat the eggs, milk and sugar together in a jug and pour half over the hot cross buns you've arranged in the baking dish.
- Put the tops halves of the hot cross buns back on top of their bottoms and pour over the rest of your egg and milk mix.
- Pop in the oven and bake for 30-35 mins until just set.
You can make your own homemade hot cross buns if you’d prefer – my recipe is here if you fancy giving it a go!
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