06 May 2017

Recipe Extract: Julie Goodwin's Essential Cookbook - Hot Cross Bun and Butter Pudding

RRP $39.99
I'm currently reading Julie Goodwin's Essential Cookbook by well-known Master Chef winner Julie Goodwin and Hachette Australia has kindly given me permission to share two of my favourite recipes from her book. 

Today, I can share a delicious looking pudding you can make with hot cross buns. I can't wait to try this as soon as hot cross buns hit the shelves again in January.

Hot Cross Bun and Butter Pudding
Prep time: 10 minutes + 20 minutes standing time 
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Serves 8 

Julie Goodwin’s Essential Cookbook

Hot Cross Bun and Butter Pudding
300 ml thickened cream 
300 ml milk
6 eggs, beaten
3⁄4 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
6 hot cross buns
Cream, for serving

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream, milk, eggs, sugar and vanilla extract.

2. Cut the hot cross buns in thirds crossways.

3. In a 20 x 25 cm baking dish, arrange slices of bun to cover the base. Pour over the egg mixture to just cover the slices. Add another layer of bun slices and cover with egg mixture again. Place the last of the bun slices on top. Pour the remaining egg mixture evenly into the dish. Stand for 20 minutes before baking to allow the custard to soak into the bun.

4. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Bake the pudding for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve warm, with cream.

This sounds positively delicious, yum!

Carpe Librum!

Julie Goodwin’s Essential Cookbook ($39.99), published by Hachette Australia.

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  1. This looks great! I buy lovely cook books from time to time but really don't 'use' them properly! I might have to look at this one. Thanks for the review Tracey. Isn't Julie great :)

  2. Thanks Suzanne, I'll be posting another free recipe from the book as well as reviewing it, so stay tuned. And I agree, Julie is such a warm and wonderful person :-)

  3. This recipe was in today paper in Brisbane. Just curious about the BUTTER there isn't any in the ingredients nor in the instructions? We are having this tonight and we will butter the buns.Love Julie she is such a happy person.

    1. Hi Trish, how wonderful this recipe was in the paper today in Brisbane. I know what you mean about the butter, I usually butter the bread in a regular bread and butter pudding, but I can assure you the recipe has been reproduced here accurately, and butter wasn't included. No doubt your version with butter is going to be delicious and I hope you enjoy!


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