Monday, 1 April 2013

Hot Cross Bun Pudding

Easter weekend provides a four day break to be enjoyed with friends and family. When I was at university the Easter weekend meant just a a bit more chocolate than usual and some time spent with the family, actually last year it symbolised the start of crunch time revising days spent up in the library. This year it is an amazing four day weekend, without taking any extra holiday...Consequently, it also means two four-day weeks!

I have just returned from a beautiful wedding in Norfolk; quite simply the great way to spend the weekend. We had an amazing day ... emotional and beautiful ceremony, G&Ts on arrival, a solid play list, great food, and even better company. The dance floor held some unbelievable scenes and some deadly killer movers!

...So it came to Easter Sunday and I got in my car, when I felt it safe to, got 20 minutes down the road and had to stop to buy supplies of water and strong mints to keep myself awake, I then carried on my journey and felt progressively more and more sorry for myself as I drove two and a half hours home. Silver lining to my day ... a roast on the table when I walked in the door! Couldn't have been happier. When it came to pudding I decided to make use of the copious amounts of hot cross buns that seemed to have invaded our house over the weekend. It couldn't have been a better ending to the day and helped to soak up the remaining headache!

Serves 4
Pre-heat oven to 180°C
Bake to perfection for 35 minutes

You will need the following:
4 Hot Cross Buns, buttered
200ml Milk
3 Eggs
3Tbsp Caster Sugar
1 Drop Vanilla Essence
A Little Zest of Lemon


Slice your hot cross buns in half and butter
Arrange the buns in an ovenproof dish so that they stack around nicely

In a pan pour in the milk and gently heat,
this will take 3-4 minutes and should be bubbling slightly at the edges

In a bowl beat the eggs

Add the eggs, sugar and vanilla essence to the milk 

Turn the heat off and whisk your mix till light foamy bubbles appear on the surface

Pour the mix over your hot cross buns and pop in the oven

After 35 minutes you should have a tasty pudding

Enjoy with some ice cream or custard ... 

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