Wednesday, March 28, 2007

VANILLA SCENTED
HOT CROSS BUN PUDDING


Johanna over at thepassionatecook is running the challenge Waiter, there's something in my ... Easter Basket!

Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns!
One a penny two a penny - Hot cross buns.
If you have no daughters, give them to your sons.
One a penny two a penny - Hot cross buns.


I am sure we all learnt the above as school children, but I don't think Hot cross buns were ever made into a pudding or at least I don't have any knowledge of this.

Making sure the custard is not cooked too much is important here, I like my custard to have a wobble! The custard layer was very deep, and for all egg custard lovers this pudding will be a delight.

This is quite a substantial pudding, one for the boys maybe? On looks this would be far more attractive if it had been made with mini Hot cross buns and then a smaller portion or second helpings could be enjoyed by all.

A couple more Hot cross bun recipes I have seen recently are - James Martin's new cookery book Desserts and also in the April issue of Delicious Magazine.

Note: The original recipe came from Bart's Spices Website and unfortunately they have removed the recipe from their site. I didn't make a copy of the recipe but I believe it is a rich custard mixed with vanilla and cooked in the usual way.

8 comments :

Freya and Paul said...

What a great idea for using up hot cross buns (of which everyone in Britain must always have a surfeit of)! Looks delicious!

Kristen said...

I just found out tonight that my 5 year old is a big fan of hot cross buns. I'll have to make these sometime!
I am so irritated with myself... I totally forget about this even this month!

thepassionatecook said...

his looks great! left-overs turned into something eveb more yummy!
thanks for contributing and sorry for the initial omission!

janelle said...

yummy! I love hearing childhood ditties!

Deborah Dowd said...

What a fabulous idea- I get HCB because they are traditional, but I am the only one in my family that likes them, but bread pudding... I'm going back for the day old buns!

Sophie said...

This looks gorgeous. I'll have to find a way to have some buns leftover now!

Margaret said...

A new way to eat leftover Hot Cross Buns - that is, if you have any left!!

Little Foodie said...

You said one for the boys but I think there would be fighting in our house. My children love hot cross buns and custard too so this is their dream pudding.

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