Bun & butter pudding

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 50 mins


Serves 8
Like classic bread and butter pudding? Try this twist that uses hot cross buns instead

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal581
  • fat34g
  • saturates17g
  • carbs61g
  • sugars44g
  • fibre1g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.41g
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  • 300ml pot double cream
  • 600ml milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 4 egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 1½ tsp vanilla essence



    The sun-dried seed pod of a type of climbing orchid, vanilla has an inimitable soft, sweet…

  • 8 hot cross buns
  • 40g soft butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 100g marzipan, cubed
    Marzipan cake



    One of mankind’s oldest sources of sweet pleasure, marzipan needs to contain only ground…

  • 3 tbsp chunky marmalade
  • icing sugar, for dusting


  1. Heat oven to 170C/150C fan/gas 3. Warm the cream and milk in a pan over a gentle heat. Whisk the eggs, sugar and vanilla together with a fork in a large bowl, then gradually add the warm cream mixture.

  2. Halve the buns and spread with the butter. Arrange in a large shallow ovenproof dish (approx 25 x 32cm), dot with the marzipan and brush the marmalade on top.

  3. Pour over the cream mixture and set aside to soak for 15 mins. Press the buns down into the custard mixture as they soften.

  4. Bake for 50 mins until set, then remove and allow to stand for 10 mins. Dust lightly with icing sugar and serve while still warm.

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Comments (28)

jemizackmond's picture

Missed out the marzipan as I didn't want it to be too sweet. It was delicious and really easy to make.

Pigrit's picture

Twice in one week! Fantastic, tasty, moist, cooks in the exact time stated! I didn't have marzipan and I also substituted half the milk with a coconut drink! Tasted yummy! Pour cream over for best results.

Jali's picture

Best bread and butter pud I've made. Not sure I can wait until next Easter ,. Cooked in a Bain Marie as I've had problems with breAd and butter puddings splitting before. Served. With custard absolutely delicious

kathmedwards's picture

Made this without the marzipan and with lemon curd rather than marmalade - was lovely, not too sweet. Will definitely do it again if I get a surplus of hot cross buns!!

wilsok's picture

I made it for the first time today and was totally surprised at how good it was. Will definitely make again (maybe with less sugar). The bunbut pud is the next thing!!

wendylandy's picture

Made this twice now -second time with choc chip brioche and it was lighter than the hot x buns. Family loved it, my student son has even taken the recipe back to Uni. Would certainly recommend

pepperpotty1981's picture

It was nice but as others have mentioned it is quite stodgy. Also it is very sweet. I have made better bread and butter puddings so I don't think I would make this again. That said, we ate this for 3 nights in a row so it wasn't that bad!

capetown1999's picture

I made half the recipe. Left out the marzipan, marmalade & icing sugar. It was absolutely delicious. Definitely making it again. In fact, got all the ingredients ready to make on Sun. Hubby said best pudding ever...and he's fussy!

palmersuzy's picture

I made this for our Easter meal. Absolutely delicious.A very quick and easy, but special pud. Everyone from 18 months to 70 loved it. The quantities are generous so plenty enough for everyone to have seconds!!
I found it hard to spread the marmalade on the top so just heated it with a tablespoon of water first.
We will be having this again...I can see it becoming a family favourite.

stormgirl's picture

Flavour was good and simple to make but goes quite stodgy quickly. Wouldn't make again.

happycottontail's picture

Forgot to leave a rating but it had to be a 5*, didn't it?

happycottontail's picture

Made this for an Easter Day lunch and guests were wowed by it, most coming back for seconds! It looked and tasted wonderful! I only put in 75g of sugar and it was quite sweet enough. It was cooked in 45 minutes.

cshobbs's picture

Good way to use up hot cross buns. I made half the quantity, but I would still say it made 6 portions!

cat_w_83's picture

Delicious and easy to make. A great twist on bread and butter pudding and went down a storm for pudding on Easter day. I just need an excuse to make it again now. Lovely.

jollygiantswife's picture

Absolutely delicious! I had some stale hot cross buns which were perfect for this... I added cinnamon and nutmeg to the egg and cream mixture, didn't use marzipan and used ordinary caster sugar and it was divine! Would seriously recommend!

lizleicester's picture

Lovely Easter treat. Next time I will use less sugar in the egg/cream/milk mix because the marzipan and marmalade give plenty of sweetness. It looks gorgeous and tastes delicious too.

220972's picture

Really loved this recipe, tasted fantastic and looked great when it came out of the oven. Firm favourite for Easter .

tomsci's picture

used ginger jam instead of marmalade, and halved th recipe just for two (and extras for tomorrow)

tracyh69's picture

Lovely recipe but I tried it again with all butter croisants cut through and layered with a few sultanas.It gives it a nice taste plus you don't need all that butter. Really lovely comfort food!

suzy30uk's picture

For an adult treat, add a egg cup of amaretto to the milk before adding to the buns. Delicious with custard.


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