Serves 4-6 Easy

​​​​​​For an indulgent springtime pudding, try Jackson's of Yorkshires delicious take on a bread and butter pudding using their tea infused hot cross buns.


  • 6-8 Jackson's Hot Cross Buns
  • 2 Cacklebean eggs
  • 6 Cacklebean egg yolks
  • 150g Billington's caster sugar
  • 300ml Guernsey double cream
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 50-75g Estate Dairy unsalted cultured butter
  • 90-120g apricot jam
  • 25g brown sugar
  • 30g mixed dried fruits
  • 1 punnet raspberries
  • to garnish icing sugar


  1. For the custard, whisk whole eggs with the egg yolks and caster sugar together.

  2. Place milk, cream and vanilla pod seeds into a pan over a low heat and gently bring to a simmer.  Remove from the heat to cool slightly.

  3. Pour the milk and cream over the egg mixture and whisk until combined.

  4. Slice the hot cross buns in half horizontally.  Butter the buns and spread over with jam and place the bottom layer in a deep ovenproof dish.

  5. Sprinkle with the mixed fruit and half of the raspberries and the sugar.  Replace the tops of the buns and pour the Custard over the buns.  Leave to stand for 10-15 minutes to infuse.

  6. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C. 

  7. Place the dish into a deep roasting tray and add enough water to the come up to the sides of the tray by a third.  Cover with foil.

  8. Bake in the centre of the oven for 20-30 minutes or until the custard is set.  Remove the foil for the final 5 minutes of cooking time to colour.

  9. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with remaining raspberries and lightly dredge with icing sugar through a fine sieve.

    Serve warm with cream and enjoy!


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