What to do with leftover hot cross buns and chocolate Easter eggs!

What to do with leftover hot cross buns and chocolate Easter eggs!


Ever wonder what to do with Easter leftovers? I am not talking about the savoury part of the Sunday celebration but rather those sweet bits. Keep those crusty, over warmed hot crossed buns and extra chocolate eggs to make a bread pudding to extend the goodness of Easter just a little longer.

Last year, I got caught with an extra bag of hot cross buns in my bread draw and way too many chocolate eggs that I hid in my freezer. Rather than waste them( or eat them), I decided to work on a dessert that is easy to make and loved by guests for an impromptu dinner.

So here it is. I made them into individual servings but you could also make one big pudding, which means cooking it a little longer. Let me know how you enjoy this recipe.

Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: Global
Author: Mary
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Serves: 6
Ever wonder what to do with those extra Easter eggs that you have hidden from your over chocolate stimulated children and the hot cross buns that are hardening in the bread drawer…well here is a tasty dessert solution.
  • 7 cups shredded hot cross buns, dried (aprox. 6 buns)
  • 1/2 vanilla pod
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup cream
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup chopped leftover Easter egg chocolate
  1. Butter a 6 muffin-tin tray.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 180C (375F)
  3. Shred the hot cross buns and spread them out on a cookie sheet.
  4. Dry in a warm oven, if not already dried out.
  5. Scape out seeds of 1/2 a vanilla pod in a medium bowl then mix in milk, cream and eggs.
  6. Once well combined, add chopped chocolate Easter eggs to the custard mixture.
  7. Once the bun pieces are dried out, place into a bowl and pour over custard mixture.
  8. Let the bread pieces soak up the custard then mix until it is well blended.
  9. Pour the bread pudding mixture into the 6 prepared muffin tins.
  10. Let sit for 15 minutes before cooking.
  11. Cook in a 180C (375F) oven for 30 minutes or until puffed and golden.
  12. Serve with a scoop of ice cream and a smile reminiscent of the wonderful tastes of Easter.
Individual Easter Bread Pudding

How to use up Hot Cross Buns and Chocolate Easter Eggs in a yummy dessert

Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to warm hot cross bun and Easter egg bread pudding

Think ahead and save those over-heated crusty pieces to reuse rather than throw out perfectly good food.


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