Choc-cherry hot cross bun pudding

This dessert is a flavour match made in heaven! Complete with chocolate hot cross buns, cherries and flaked almonds, you can’t go wrong.

10

10m

Note: + 15 mins soaking & 5 mins cooling time

40m

Ingredients

  • 9 Coles Bakery Chocolate Hot Cross Buns, split
  • 40g butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (160g) cherry or raspberry jam
  • 1 cup (150g) drained morello pitted cherries or thawed frozen cherries
  • 8 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs, lightly whisked
  • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) milk
  • 3/4 cup (185ml) thickened cream
  • 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar
  • 2 tbs flaked almonds, toasted

Method

STEP 1

Preheat oven to 160°C. Lightly grease a 12-cup (3L) ovenproof dish. Spread the cut side of each bun half with butter, then with jam. 

STEP 2

Arrange bun bases, jam-side up, in prepared pan. Top with bun tops, cross-side up. Sprinkle with cherries.

STEP 3

Whisk egg, milk, cream and sugar in a large bowl. Strain through a fine sieve into a jug. Pour evenly over the buns. Set aside for 15 mins to soak.

STEP 4

Place the dish in a large roasting pan. Pour enough boiling water into the pan to come halfway up the side of the dish. Bake for 35-40 mins or until custard is just set. Set aside for 5 mins to cool slightly. Sprinkle with almonds.

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