Food & Drink


Entertaining | Serves 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 40 minutes

  • 6 Hot Cross Buns
  • Butter (for spreading & greasing)
  • 150ml whole milk
  • 500ml store bought vanilla custard
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon (Optional) 

STEP 1: Prepare ingredients and pre-heat oven to 180 degrees C.

STEP 2: In a mixing bowl or large pouring jug, whisk the custard, vanilla essence & milk together.

STEP 3: Cut the buns in half, spread with butter, half again, layer in greased baking dish. Evenly pour over the custard mixture, heavily soaking the buns.

STEP 4: Bake for 30-35 mins until there is just a slight wobble in the centre of the custard. In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon together. Take the pudding out of the oven and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the surface.

STEP 5: Change the oven setting to hot grill and grill for 2-4 mins until the sugar starts to melt and caramelize. Keep watching so it doesn’t burn.

STEP 6: Serve with vanilla bean Italian gelato while pudding is still warm.