This is a pudding. A hot cross bun pudding. The type of pudding that is sticky and sweet. It is a pudding like a Nana used to create. You need 10 minutes and of course some Easter buns and then this hot cross bun pudding is ready for the oven.
I love hot cross buns. I love to make them, but I buy plenty too. So this is the perfect recipe for anyone who finds they have some left. If you are already sick of toasting them and eating them with butter oozing then give this recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed.
Hot Cross Bun Pudding
A lusciously decadent pudding you can create with left over, day old, hot cross buns.
- 6 hot cross buns (1 or more days old)
- 3 tbsp butter softened
- 3 tbsp orange syrup or orange marmalade
- 50 g dark chocolate, grated
- 4 eggs
- 1.5 cups cream
- 1 cup milk
Slice the hot cross buns into 1/3s horizontally. Line the bases of the buns into the base of a deep dish baking pan.
Cover with orange sauce or marmalade. Sprinkle the grated chocolate onto the top of the marmalade. Return the bun lids to the top.
Whisk the eggs, milk and cream together in a bowl and pour over the top of the buns
Allow to rest for 30 minutes for the mixture to soak into the buns. Press down on the tops with a spatula to allow them to soak up some of the liquid.
Heat the oven to 180C bake function. Bake the pudding uncovered in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes until the eggy mixture is set
This is heavenly served warm with drizzled pouring cream