Hot cross bun bread and butter pudding

A twist on the traditional pudding from our development chef, Clive Goudercourt.

A cooked hot cross bun bread and butter pudding, with custard and original  hot cross buns on the side
  • Preparation time 45 minutes (prep. time)
  • Cooking time 30 - 40 minutes (cooking time)
  • Serves 6


  • 25gbutter for greasing 
  • 8hot cross buns
  • 100gNational Trust Marmalade
  • 75gdark chocolate, crumbled
  • 3 free-range eggs 
  • 250mlwhole milk 
  • 100mldouble cream
  • 25gcaster sugar
  • 50gbutter


  1. Grease a 1 litre pie dish with the butter.
  2. Cut the hot cross buns in half across the middle. Spread each slice with the marmalade.
  3. Arrange the halves of hot cross buns in the dish, stack them up against each other, until you have used them all up, sprinkle in chunks of chocolate, then set aside.
  4. Crack the eggs into a bowl and add the milk, cream and sugar. Use a balloon whisk or a fork to whisk until combined. 
  5. Pour the custard over the prepared hot cross buns and butter and leave to stand for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas mark 4.
  6. Break the butter into small pieces and scatter over the top of the pudding.
  7. Place the dish into the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the custard has set and the top is golden-brown.
  8. Serve immediately.