Hot cross bun bread and butter pudding

(90 ratings)
Hot cross bread and butter pudding
Hot cross bread and butter pudding
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Our easy hot cross bun bread and butter pudding recipe is delicious and a family favourite. Try this as Easter alternative to plain old bread and butter pudding and use up leftover hot cross buns in the process. This recipe serves 4 people and will take 20 mins to prepare and 30 mins to bake and is well worth the wait. It's a great way of using up other leftover foods you might have over the Easter holidays too including milk, cream and eggs. This delicious hot cross buns pudding is ideal for serving on Easter Sunday. The whole family will just love tucking into this tasty pud. This pudding is best served and eaten on the same day that is was made for the best taste and flavour. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.


For this Easter recipe you will need:
  • 4 slices hot cross bun loaf or 4 hot cross buns, sliced in half
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1/2tsp vanilla extract
  • 15g (1/2oz) caster sugar
  • 25g (1oz) butter
  • 300ml (1/2 pint) milk
  • 150ml (1/4 pt) single cream
  • 1tsp finely grated lemon zest

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  1. Pre heat oven to 180C /350F /Gas Mark 4. Grease a 1 litre baking dish with a little of the butter.
  2. Spread the slices of loaf with the remaining butter and cut them in half diagonally. Arrange them in the prepared dish.
  3. Whisk the vanilla extract, sugar and eggs together.
  4. Gently heat the milk and cream in a pan until warm, then remove from the heat and add the egg mixture. Stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  5. Strain the warm egg mixture over the loaf in the baking dish and leave to soak for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle the lemon zest over the surface of the pudding.
  7. Transfer the baking dish to the pre-heated oven and bake for 25-30 mins until puffed up and golden brown. Serve at once.

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Such a cute twist on doing this with plain bread!

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