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Chocolate hot cross bun bread & butter pudding

Chocolate hot cross bun bread & butter pudding

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • plus 1 hr soaking
  • Easy
  • Serves 10-12

Slather leftover hot cross buns with chocolate spread and drench in homemade chocolate custard to transform them into a twist on bread and butter pudding

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving (12)
NutrientUnit
kcal377
fat25g
saturates14g
carbs31g
sugars21g
fibre2g
protein6g
salt0.2g
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Ingredients

  • 300ml double cream
  • 300ml whole milk
  • 200g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 hot cross buns
  • 6 tsp chocolate spread
  • 6 eggs
  • vanilla ice cream, to serve (optional)

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put the cream, milk, 100g of the dark chocolate, the cocoa powder, sugar, vanilla and a pinch of salt in a saucepan over a low-medium heat and whisk until the mixture is smooth and fully combined. Pour into a large bowl to cool slightly.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, split the hot cross buns and spoon 1 tsp chocolate spread over the base of each, then sandwich with the bun tops. Arrange the buns in a 5cm-deep, 30 x 20cm baking dish in a single layer, then sprinkle over the rest of the chopped dark chocolate.

  • STEP 3

    When the chocolate cream mixture has cooled to room temperature, whisk in the eggs. Slowly pour this custard over the hot cross buns, then cover and chill for 1 hr until some of the custard has been absorbed by the buns.

  • STEP 4

    Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Bake for 40-45 mins until the top is golden and the custard is gently set. Leave to stand for 5 mins, then serve with ice cream, if you like.

Recipe tip

TWIST IT: Chocolate orange
Change it up by filling the buns with orange curd instead of chocolate spread and adding orange zest to the custard.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2022

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