Easiest hot cross bun pudding ever
OK, Jamie has made this something of a traditional Easter pudding. It’s hard to beat Jamie. And I’m not even going to try.
But this one is super quick (less than 5 minutes to make) and easy (I cheated and used ready-made custard).
If you want to make it more luxurious, use Best of hot cross buns and add a slurp of Cointreau.
What you need to make hot cross bun pudding
- 6 Hot Cross Buns (experiment with different types)
- Marmalade (again, feel free to experiment and use different types. For this one, I used Duerrs)
- 500 grams of ready-made custard
- 100 grams chocolate bar (I used Tesco basics which was ridiculously cheap at under 40p)
- Slug of Cointreau (optional)
- Brown sugar
- Pyrex oval casserole dish
What you do to make hot cross bun pudding
Pre-heat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4
Slice Hot Cross in half and butter. Spread marmalade and put a couple of squares of chocolate inside, then sandwich together and place, face up, in shallow casserole/pie dish. Pour over a good slug of Cointreau (if adding), leave to soak for a few minutes, then pour over custard. Sprinkle sugar over top liberally. Bake in oven for about 40 minutes (check after about 30 minutes).
Serve with ice cream or cream, or just as it is.
It really is the easiest Easter pudding ever.
Adapting hot cross bun pudding for CF
I’m still working on this one. As it stands, a sixth of the pudding gives about 20 grams of fat. I add extra butter and chocolate to a portion of the pudding for J. That can boost the fat content, as can serving with marscapone, cream or ice cream.
This Easter I will be making this winner again, great for a laid back Sunday lunch. Joining with Honest Mum for another awesome #TastyTuesday