Hot Cross Bun Bread and Butter Pudding

By Trish McKenzie
Prep time:
15 minutes
Cooking time:
60 minutes
Level of Difficulty:


6 hot cross buns, halved
90g butter, softened
1/2 cup orange marmalade
400mls cream
400mls milk
5 eggs
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
120g dark or milk chocolate melts
Cream or ice-cream, for serving


Preheat the oven CircoTherm, 145°C.

Spread the cut side of the buns liberally with butter, then spread thickly with marmalade. Place the buns, cross side up and bases marmalade side up decoratively into a 32 x 26cm deep baking dish (approx 3 litres).

In a bowl whisk together the cream, milk, eggs, brown sugar and vanilla then pour over the bread. Dot the chocolate chunks among the hot cross buns, allow to stand for 15 minutes.

Bake 50-60 minutes or until the custard has just set. Serve warm with extra cream or ice-cream.

Authors Bio:

As an experienced home economist and Food Designer Trish has worked over the span of her career in the food and home appliance industry as a demonstrator, teacher, recipe developer and food stylist. For more than 20 years she worked for and later managed the test kitchen for a large FMCG company working on some of Australia’s most trusted and iconic food brands, developing recipes and usages for their products as well as styling mouth watering images for cookbooks and websites. She has also appeared regularly as a brand ambassador on a number of well loved television cooking shows.

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