If you're stuck with left over hot cross buns, soak them in a beautiful eggy custard for an Easter Monday pudding.


  • 3 cups milk

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus some for greasing the pan

  • 1 cinnamon quill

  • ½ cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon

  • Pinch of salt

  • 8 hot cross buns, sliced (you could use stale white bread instead)

  • 3 eggs


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Over low heat in a small saucepan warm milk, butter, cinnamon, sugar and salt. When the butter has just melted remove from heat.

  • 2.

    Butter six individual ramekins with remaining butter. Cut or tear the hot cross buns into large bite-size pieces (not too small). Place the bread into a large mixing bowl.

  • 3.

    Remove the cinnamon quill and pour the hot milk mixture over the bread. Let it sit for a few minutes, submerging the bread pieces that rise to the top. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl then stir through the bread and milk mixture.

  • 4.

    Arrange the bread and liquid into the ramekins. Sprinkle remaining sugar over the top of the mixture.

  • 5.

    Set the ramekins in a larger baking dish and gently pour hot water around the ramekins, stopping 2 centimetres from the top of the ramekin.

  • 6.

    Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, or until a thin-bladed knife inserted into the centre comes out clean – the centre should still be a little wobbly. Place the ramekins under the grill for 30 seconds to caramelise.

  • 7.

    Serve with cream or ice-cream.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (6 servings)

  • Energy 467kj
  • Fat Total 15g
  • Saturated Fat 8g
  • Protein 12g
  • Carbohydrate 69g
  • Sugar 45g
  • Sodium 412mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Posted by RoslynReport
Sounds great. I might try with those new chocolate hot cross buns and with a switch up for something really sweet you could add a little cocoa to the milk mixture.
Posted by aussiepeteReport
sounds yum & its a recipe i migth try,tho i would probley add some more saltans & rasins & sprinkle
some grated cinnamon or nutmeg on the top of each one 5 mins before takeing out of the oven