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Bread and butter pudding with hot cross buns.

Bread And Butter Pudding With Hot Cross Buns

If you love bread and butter pudding. Try this recipe for bread and butter pudding with hot cross buns. It is a great way to make the most of any leftover hot cross buns.
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Prep Time : 15 mins
Cook Time : 30 mins
Total Time : 45 mins
Cuisine: : Western
Course : Desserts
Servings : 6
Calories : 467 : kcal
Estimated Cost (AUD) : $7.90 or $1.30 per serving

EQUIPMENT

  • Baking dish that has a 4-5 cup capacity
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Bread knife
  • Cutting board
  • Mixing bowl
  • Micro plain or fine grater
  • Measuring cups
  • Kitchen scales

INGREDIENTS

  • 30 grams (1 tablespoon) softened butter
  • 240 grams (8.4 ounces / 3 cups) stale hot cross buns cut into 2 cm (1 inch) cubes
  • 60 grams (¼ cup) sultanas could also use raisins or currants
  • 55 grams (½ cup) chopped toasted nuts like pecans, walnuts, or hazelnuts
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cream
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon mixed spice powder can also use cinnamon powder or nutmeg powder
  • 2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1-2 tablespoons brown sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F)
  • Use a small portion of the softened butter to grease the inside of the baking dish.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, white sugar, vanilla extract, cream, milk, mixed spice powder, and orange zest until well combined.
  • Next, add the cubed bread, sultanas, and nuts to the mixture, use a spatula to gently mix in, and allow the mixture to stand for 5 minutes.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the greased baking dish and spread out into an even layer.
  • Drop small amounts of the remaining softened butter over the top of the custard and sprinkle the top with brown sugar.
  • Place into the preheated oven and bake for 25 - 30 minutes, or until the custard is set but still a little wobbly and the edges of the bread have browned.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to stand for 30 minutes before serving.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature garnished with a light sprinkle of powdered sugar or grated orange zest.
  • Enjoy with a serving of custard, cream, or ice cream.

Notes

TIPS FOR SUCCESS
  • You will need about 3 average-sized hot cross buns for this recipe.
  • Cut or tear the bread into 2 cm cubes (a little smaller than 1 inch).
  • Weigh the bread rather than using a cup to measure because it will give you the best results. We like to weigh the bread because not all hot cross buns are the same size and weight. 
  • If using cups to measure, lightly pack it just to the top of the cup, rather than forcing the bread into it. If you over-pack the bread into the cup, there will be too much bread in the pudding, and it won't be the right consistency.
  • The average-sized hot cross buns that we can buy locally, weigh about 80 grams (almost 3 ounces) each which is equal to about 1 cup of cubed bread.
 
RECIPE VARIATIONS
  • To make this Easter bread and butter pudding with hot cross buns with no cream,  replace the cream in this recipe with milk.
  • Make a chocolate hot cross bread and butter pudding using chocolate chip hot cross buns and replace the nuts in this recipe with chocolate chips.
  • Don't have hot cross buns. Use leftover fruit loaf, fruit buns, or any sweet type of bread to make bread and butter pudding.
  • For a lighter version, instead of using one cup of cream, use one cup of milk.
 
SCALE THE RECIPE UP OR DOWN USING THIS FORMULA
We used this base recipe which makes 2 servings: 1 average-sized hot cross bun (80 grams / 1 cup) cubed + 1 large egg + ½ cup milk or cream + any add-ins or flavorings you like to add. For example: 
  • To make a 2 hot cross bun bread and butter pudding (serves 4). You will need 2 hot cross buns (160 grams / 2 cups) cubed + 2 large eggs + 1 cup milk or cream + any add-ins or flavorings you like.
  • To make a 4 hot cross bun bread and butter pudding (serves 8). You will need 4 hot cross buns (320 grams / 4 cups) cubed + 4 large eggs + 2 cups milk or cream + any add-ins or flavorings you like.
 
Nutrition Facts
Bread And Butter Pudding With Hot Cross Buns
Serving Size
 
1 serving of 6
Amount per Serving
Calories
467
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
34
g
52
%
Saturated Fat
 
16
g
100
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
10
g
Cholesterol
 
149
mg
50
%
Sodium
 
380
mg
17
%
Potassium
 
205
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
36
g
12
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
20
g
22
%
Protein
 
7
g
14
%
Vitamin A
 
868
IU
17
%
Vitamin C
 
2
mg
2
%
Calcium
 
77
mg
8
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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