Easter Desserts – Hot Cross Bun & Butter Pudding

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I was never a fan of bread and butter pudding as a child. I liked the top layer because the bread was crispy and had a sprinkling of sugar on it but I didn’t like the soggy layer below!
I wasn’t going to have any of this hot cross bun and butter pudding as I just assumed I wouldn’t like it, but I did try it and I loved it!

I’ll be getting the super wonderful husband to make this again!

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Hot Cross Bun And Butter Pudding

hot cross bun and butter pudding
Hot cross bun and butter pudding


  • 300ml pot double cream
  • 600ml milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • 8 hot cross buns
  • 40g soft butter
  • 3 tbsp chunky marmalade


  1. Heat oven to 170C/150C fan/gas 3.
  2. Using gentle heat, warm the milk and cream in a pan.
  3. Whisk the eggs, sugar and vanilla together in a large bowl then gradually add in the milk and cream.
  4. Halve the buns and spread them all with the butter then arrange in a shallow oven-proof dish.
  5. Pour over the cream mixture and let it soak for 15 minutes.
  6. Bake for 50 minutes then remove from the oven and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  7. Serve while warm, although it’s also really nice when it’s cold!
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