Easter Hot Cross Buns

Easter Hot Cross Buns

It’s that time of year again when Easter hot cross buns are in full swing!  There’s plenty to go around but there can also be plenty left over. Here’s a mouth-watering recipe to put to use any leftover buns this Easter!


  • 8 Hot cross buns
  • 50 g Western Star Spreadable Original Soft
  • 600 ml Western Star Thickened Cream, plus extra to serve
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • ⅔ cup caster sugar
  • 60 ml orange juice
  • 125 g raspberries, to serve


Preheat oven to 180°C.

Grease an 8-cup capacity baking dish. Split buns through the centre. Spread Western Star Spreadable on each bun half and place base of buns into prepared pan.

Pour cream and vanilla into saucepan and place over medium heat for 5 minutes or until hot.

Whisk milk, eggs, sugar and orange juice in a large bowl. Add warm cream. Pour mixture through a fine sieve over bun bases. Place bun tops over bases and set aside for 15 minutes for buns to soften in the custard mixture.
Place baking dish into large roasting pan and pour enough boiling water to come halfway up the sides of baking dish. Bake for 45 – 50 minutes or until custard is set (there will be a slight wobble, but this will thicken on standing). Serve with raspberries and a drizzle of the extra thickened cream.

Tips & Hints:

  • Great way to use leftover hot cross buns. Or make your own using our Hot cross bun recipe.
  • Enjoy served with seasonal fruit for a delicious dessert.

Recipe courtesy of myfoodbook.com.au


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