• 8 leftover hot cross buns
  • 100g butter, at room temperature
  • 50g sultanas
  • 50g chocolate chips
  • 1 tub or carton of ready made custard
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 50g butter, diced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Butter a large oven dish .
  2. Split the hot cross buns open and spread butter on the insides.
  3. Starting at one end of the dish, layer hot cross bun slices, butter side up, scattering with chocolate chips and sultanas as you go.
  4. Pour the custard over the dish, pushing the slices down to help them absorb the custard, then leave it to settle for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 200C (180C fan).
  6. Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together, then sprinkle it over the pudding.
  7. Top it with the diced butter, then cook for 30 minutes until piping hot, golden brown and crispy.