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Hot Cross Bun Bread and Butter Pudding

Sweet, spicy and delicious, serve this simple to prepare pudding this Easter holiday.


  • 8 hot cross buns
  • butter for spreading
  • Rhodes Quality Apricot Jam for spreading
  • 8 eggs
  • 625 ml milk
  • 250 ml (1 C) cream
  • 250 ml (1 C) brown sugar
  • 5 ml (1 t) cinnamon
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 30 ml (2 T) Hinds Custard Powder
  • 45 ml (3 T) sugar
  • 500 ml (3 C) milk, divided


  1. Slice the hot cross buns in half and spread generously with the butter and the Rhodes Quality Apricot Jam.
  2. Arrange the buns in a baking dish and set aside.
  3. Beat the eggs, milk, cream, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg together and pour the mixture over the hot cross buns.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Remove from the fridge 1 hour before baking.
  6. Remove the plastic wrap and bake in a preheated oven at 160 ¡C for 30 minutes or until the pudding has risen well and is golden brown.
  7. Serve warm with whipped cream or custard.
  8. Mix the Hinds Custard Powder, sugar and 45 ml (3 T) of the milk together.
  9. Bring the remaining milk to the boil in a saucepan.
  10. Pour the custard mix into boiling milk, stir well until thickened and smooth.
  11. Serve the pudding warm with the prepared custard.

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