Hot Cross Bun Bread & Butter Pudding - 4 Ingredients
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Hot Cross Bun Bread & Butter Pudding

Serves 6 serves


  • 6 Yarrows Traditional Hot Cross Buns
  • 4 eggs at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 500 ml cream
  • To decorate, icing sugar and small Easter eggs


  • Preheat oven to 160°C/140°C fan-forced. Halve the hot-cross buns and set tops aside. Roughly chop bun bases. Set aside.
  • Whisk the eggs, sugar and cream in a large bowl until well combined. Add chopped bun bases. Stand for 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, arrange soaked bun bases in a large greased (about 4-5cm deep) baking dish. Dip the cut-side of the hot-cross bun tops into the egg mixture and arrange cross-side up in the dish. Pour the remaining egg mixture around the bun tops.
  • Loosely cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake for a further 10 -15 minutes or until custard has set.
  • Decorate with small Easter Eggs, dust with icing sugar and serve.

Recipe Notes

Optional: I often spread the buns with strawberry jam before adding to the dish; my Mum likes apricot jam but you could use whatever jam you have. Similarly, if you have it, a little sprinkle of ground cinnamon before baking adds a nice colour to the top when baked. Serve decorated with small Easter Eggs, dust with icing sugar and with ice-cream or double cream.

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  • Claudine Innes says:

    4 stars
    So delicious! I doubled the recipe as I had quite alot of leftover hot cross buns – the custard was amazing, I just would have made more of it to soak into the tops as they were quite stale. Love this simple recipe ❤️

  • Sharon says:

    Great way to use leftover Hot Cross Buns (I always buy too many). So easy and tasty.

  • Linda says:

    5 stars
    Just made this using leftover hot cross buns. I’ll never eat hot cross buns any other way! So easy to make, too.

  • Lynne says:

    5 stars
    Very easy and so yummy. I made mine in ramekins, the adults & little kids all loved it.

  • Alison says:

    5 stars
    I’ve made twice and it was delicious and very easy to make. A special treat

  • Sandra says:

    Delicious and a lovely Easter Treat

  • Tracy says:

    5 stars
    Omg this the best, we did it with chocolate hot crossed bun.. so didn’t add the Easter eggs. This is a must.

  • Tricia Fox says:

    Just a great simple delicious recipe where you can add whatever additional element to the dish, if you have no Easter eggs around at the time. I have used Easter eggs & chocolate flake, or, you could use raisin loaf as the base.

  • Alison says:

    5 stars
    Quick, easy and delicious. I’ve used this recipe with buttered raisin loaf and it worked fine. Very popular dish

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