Roodeberg Hot cross bun pudding

Recipe: Hot cross bun pudding with Nutella & raspberries paired with Roodeberg Rosé

Tucking into oven fresh hot cross buns with family and friends is what Easter nostalgia is all about and when enjoyed with a glass or two of Roodeberg wine, it is match made in heaven.

Whether you bake your own piping hot buns or opt for store-bought trays, cherished hot cross buns are an Easter tradition that has stood the test of time just like Roodeberg.

Hot Cross Bun Pudding with Nutella & Raspberries

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This easy recipe turns store-bought hot cross buns into a delicious warm dessert. For a more classic bread pudding omit the Nutella and spread the buns with butter and marmalade or raspberry jam before pouring over the custard.

“The fresh raspberries really pick up the berry notes in the Rosé,” adds food writer Ilse van der Merwe of The Food Fox.

Roodeberg Hot cross bun pudding


(Serves 6)

6 large hot cross buns (or 9 medium)
6 Tbsp Nutella (or butter and jam)
500 ml fresh cream
250 ml milk
90 ml (6 Tbsp) caster sugar
6 extra large eggs
5 ml (1 tsp) ground “mixed spice” or cinnamon
5 ml (1 tsp) vanilla extract
1 cup of raspberries, to serve
250 ml cream, whipped, to serve (or a few scoops of vanilla ice cream)


Spray a medium-large rectangular deep baking dish with non-stick baking spray (it should be large enough to fit your buns snugly). Cut each bun horizontally into halves, then arrange the bottom halves in the dish.

Spread the top halves (cut sides) with Nutella (or butter/jam) and set aside.

In a large jug, whisk the cream, milk, sugar, eggs, spice and vanilla until well mixed. Pour half of the mixture all over the buns in the baking dish, then top with the prepared top halves.

Now pour the remaining half of the custard over the buns and leave to soak for 30-60 minutes, allowing the custard mixture to soften the buns.

Preheat the oven to 160° C, then bake for 35-45 minutes or until golden brown on the edges and still a little wobbly in the middle.

Remove from the oven, leave to rest for 10-15 minutes. Serve warm with cream or ice cream and fresh raspberries.

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