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I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. So I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air.
~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Bun and Butter Pudding



It was such a gorgeous day today, that Todd and I decided to take full advantage of the sunshine, and take the bus into Chester city proper. I have a new cane which makes walking a lot easier for me, and so off we went.



Oh it felt so good to be out and about in the warm sunshine, breathing in fresh air and getting a bit of exercise after the long cold winter we have had.



All the buskers were out on the streets, playing guitars, singing and lending a definite celebratory feeling to the air! Everone seemed to be in a great mood. It was so nice! I just love Chester! I really missed it when we were living down South.



We did a fair bit of walking and then popped into M&S because I wanted to pick up some of their Hot Cross Buns. Homemade are nice of course . . . but the M&S ones are rather scrummy too! We are rather fond of them.



Imagine my delight at discovering that their luxury buns were on offer at two packs for £2! Result!! Yummo!



Of course I picked up two and tonight I made us a scrummy Bun and Butter Pudding with one of the packs. Adapted from a recipe in the April issue of Good Food Magazine, this one is a bit different than my usual Hot Cross Bun Bread and Butter Pudding . . . this one has crumbled golden marzipan sprinkled on top along with some chunky marmalade!



Ohhhh . . . there is nothing I love more than a tasty Bread and Butter Pudding, and when you make it with Hot Cross Buns . . . it is even tastier! (Just look at that scrummy little knob of Marzipan sitting on top there . . . ohh . . . it was just like a little bit of crunchy, gooey candy and went very scrummily with the texture of the pudding . . . sigh . . . )



*Bun and Butter Pudding*
Serves 8
Printable Recipe

A tasty version of Bread and Butter Pudding made using hot cross buns. I reckon teacakes would work very wel also. The recipe is also easily divided in half, although you may not need to use all of the custard mixture if you do, depending on how dry your buns are.

300ml of double cream (1 1/4 cup)
600ml of milk (2 1/2 cups)
4 free range eggs
100g of caster sugar (1/2 cup)
1 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
8 hot cross buns
soft butter
4 ounces golden marzipan, crumbled (about 1/2 cup)
3 TBS chunky marmalade, gently heated
icing sugar to dust

Preheat the oven to 170*C/3225*F/ gas mark 3. Place the cream and milk into a saucepan and heat gently over medium low heat until warm.

Whisk the eggs, sugar and vanilla together in a bowl. Slowly whisk in the cream mixture, a bit at a time.

Cut your buns in half and spread each half with some softened butter.Arrange in a large shallow baking dish. Spread the warmed marmalade over top. Crumble over the marzipan.

Poure the heated cream mixture slowly over top of the buns. Set aside to soak for 15 minutes, pressing them down every couple of minutes as the custard is absorbed and adding more of the cream mixture as it will take it, and as they soften.

Bake for 50 minutes until set. Remove from the oven and allow to stand for 10 minutes before serving. Dust lightly with icing sugar and serve while still warm.

14 comments:

Julie Harward said...

This looks heavenly to me..and I might add some rasins too ;D

Sheilagh said...

YUM YUM YUM :) xx

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Hi Marie,

I don't know what I miss more, proper hot cross buns or M&S! I suppose I will have to make my own buns. I made your delicious bread with the olives the other night and it was a HUGE hit -thanks!

La Table De Nana said...

Wow..! Sinfully gorgeous!

Gloria said...

Marie these look wonderful, I love buns and pudding and this dessert look amazing Gloria

Gloria said...

Forget the huggs and kisses dear, to you and Todd, love yah! gloria

Marie said...

I've been resisting making hot cross buns, but this is the final straw! You aren't helping my waistline one bit, Marie!

MissCakeBaker said...

Bread and butter pudding is the best and this version looks extra delicious!

Maggie said...

Well I found you via 'come away home' who had joined my small, but perfectly formed of course, band of followers over at mrsrunofthemills.blogspot.com where I reside, with kettle on the Aga ready, home made cake always available, ready for followers to drop in.
I love the look of this recipe, anything with marzipan.... husband is a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to b and b pud, and I do sometimes make it with ordinary teacakes, the fruited sort, plus a marmalade sandwich b and b pud goes down well too, though not chocolate. I shall try this though....thanks for sharing.
I may well have to come back again..

Katie said...

Looks delicious. I read the title of the post as something else first - lol! Yay for the sunshine

like.thunder said...

oh god. i want it.

Lucy said...

My family also love the M&S hot cross buns - perfect weekend breakfast. I adore your idea of adding marzipan to the pudding: irresistible!

Chele said...

This is totally my kind of pud! Thanks for sharing ;0)

The Food Hound said...

I want some now! It's cold and yucky here after temps in the 80s last week! This would be soooo comforting!