Bun and Butter Pudding


Last weekend I made this pudding for the first time and it was so easy and delicious I thought I’d share.

We were going to dinner at by BFF’s and for the last few years we have spread the cooking between us. If we are going to them I make the desert and vice versa. It works really great taking some of the pressure off the host. (My sis and I do the same thing too – except when she insists on doing both courses and then makes the most delicious Rice Pudding and I get asked by Gav why I don’t make Rice Puddings like that….. but I digress!)

Apologies if hot cross buns are just a UK thing. But I’m sure this would work with any spiced bread product just as well.

Assemble the ingredients and the ‘cookbook.’


Cut your buns in half horizontally and butter. Reassemble and place in the dish adding the cubed marzipan and spreading the tops of the buns with the marmalade.

Then after warming the milk and cream, whisking that into the egg, sugar and vanilla you are virtually done. Just pour over and keep popping back to the dish for an hour or so to press the buns into the egg mix so that they get well and truly soaked through.


Bake for 50 minutes and enjoy!


It really was so good with the addition of the marzipan making this one of my new favourites.