This delicious and easy Hot Cross Bun Dessert is a wonderfully warming Bread and Butter Pudding with an Easter twist. It is a perfect spring baked dessert which can be made in advance for a tasty Easter pudding.This recipe is great for to serve for an Easter pudding but also works so well for a Sunday dinner dessert. Enjoy this hot cross bun bread and butter pudding.
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 45mins
Cook Time 35mins
Total Time 1hr20mins
Course Bakes, Dessert, Pudding
Cuisine American, British, English, International
Servings 6large portions
Medium sized oven proof dish
300mlfull fat milk
300mldouble cream / heavy cream(heavy cream)
6Hot Cross Buns
50gunsalted butterplus extra for greasing
To make the custard place the whole milk in a saucepan.
Add in the double cream to the milk.
Slice a vanilla pod in half, scrape out the centre and add the centre and pod to the cream and milk mix.
Place on a medium heat and stir as it comes up to a boil. Take it off the heat before it boils. Allow to cool slightly.
In a bow whisk the eggs and caster sugar.
Slowly pour the warm milk and cream mixture over the eggs, stirring constantly until smooth.
Grease a large ovenproof dish. I either use melted butter and pastry brush to paint it on or use a piece of kitchen paper with some soft butter I rub over.
Slice the Hot Cross Buns into a top and bottom slice. Butter each side of the bread.
Lay the botto slices up in the oven proof dish.
Pour half of the warm custard mix over the bottom slices of hot cross bun. (remove the vanilla pod)
Pop on the top of the hot cross buns. Dividing it up makes sure the middle of the buns get enough of the custard mix.
Pour over the remaining custard mix. Leave to soak for at about 30 mins. (If you want to make it feel even more warming you can add a sprinkle of cinnamon to the hot cross buns before you pop it in the oven.)
Heat oven to 180C (160C fan). Bake for 35-40 mins until golden brown. Serve straight away.
Keep any leftovers in the fridge and eat within a few days.Add chocolate chips or use chocolate chip hot cross bun to give it a great chocolate taste.Freeze before or after cooking if making it ahead.