Thursday, March 21, 2013

Nigel Slater's Hot Cross Bread and Butter Pudding

Nigel Slater may not be too thrilled about my little Easter chick but I think he's cute.
I had the last two packs of cinnamon and raisin Hot Cross Buns, a purchase one Sunday from Waitrose on the M6, and just a few miles away from where Nigel was brought up.

Making hot cross buns and then cutting them up for bread and butter pudding, that's just one step too far......they very conveniently come in a pack of four.

A generous handful of sultanas were sprinkled over the buns, the recipe says to sprinkle over peel too - not for us though.  The custard base uses egg yolks instead of whole eggs, a pot of double cream and the equivalent in milk, which makes a glorious custard. I always freeze my left over egg whites for a meringue making session.

The two of us couldn't polish off all this pud by ourselves, it heats up perfectly in the microwave and my husband said it tasted even better the second day, and he should know, because he's a bread and butter pudding expert.

Taken from Nigel Slater - The Kitchen Diaries II - sadly I can't find a link out to the recipe.

I am entering this into Dish of the Month - March 2013. Hosts are Janice at Farmers Girl Kitchen and Sue at A Little Bit of Heaven on a Plate.


Susan heavenonaplate said...

Why have I never thought of making this pud its looks amazing (love the little chick too). Thanks for enterign dish of the month. x

Jo Romero said...

Brilliant - can't wait to give this a try, great way to use up all those hot cross buns after Easter! Thanks for posting :)

Nic said...

I've made something similar to this and all I can say is YUM! I would forgo the mains and just eat this if I could, lol!

The Caked Crusader said...

I have a packet of hot cross buns a little past their best so was planning on making them into bread and butter pud - great minds, eh?!

Janice Pattie said...

Great take on the bread and butter pud and seasonal too! Thanks for joining us for Dish of the Month