Lazy Mum’s Chocolatey Hot Cross Bun Pudding

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).

just out of the oven

just out of the oven

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
  • Butter
  • 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.



proof of the pudding

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

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About sarah

Old enough to know better, still young enough not to care. Property lawyer, sometime developer, writer and mother, coffee lover and cat-napper. I blog about life as a mum in North Wilts.
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7 Responses to Lazy Mum’s Chocolatey Hot Cross Bun Pudding

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  2. Honest Mum says:

    Why have I never heard of this scrumptious dessert-love this. Can I serve it with custard and a little dusted cinnamon? Thanks for linking up to #Tastytuesdays

    • sarah says:

      Thanks. I think it was a Jamie Oliver creation…have tried it with all sorts, including brioche and raspberries. It is a really great one to experiment with!

  3. Oh, I love the look of this, I am a huge bread and butter pudding fan! I might just have to make a little one for me :) #TastyTuesdays

  4. Oh this sounds super indulgent and rather delicious. #TastyTuesdays

    • sarah says:

      Thanks Julie. OH is making it for dinner tonight, so I will enjoy twice… it is quick and super easy and the marmalade really sets off the sweetness so it is not overwhelming.

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