Recipe: Turn leftover hot cross buns into French toast

Turn your hot cross buns into French toast
Turn your hot cross buns into French toast

WITH Easter fast approaching, it’s time to indulge in a sweet treat or two.

Chocolates and hot cross buns are a delicious combination so what can you do with any leftovers.

Chef Sophie Budd has come up with a French toast recipe that’ll be sure to delight come Easter Monday morning.

Budd will hold a demonstration of the recipe at Belmont Forum on Saturday April 20 at 11am.


Hot Cross Bun French Toast

Serves 2



2 eggs, lightly beaten

80 ml milk

2 tbsp thick cream

1 tsp cocoa powder, sifted

2 tsp caster sugar

4 traditional hot cross buns

20g butter

For the Sauce

300 g dark chocolate

300 ml cream


1.       Place the egg, milk, cream, cocoa powder and sugar in a bowl and whisk until well combined.

2.       Cut hot cross buns in half and dip into mixture, then set aside to soak for 5 minutes.

3.       Melt butter in a large frying pan over medium heat, then add hot cross buns and cook until golden brown on each side.

4.       For the sauce, put the chocolate and cream in a small pot and melt over low heat.

5.       Pour sauce over cooked hot cross buns while warm and serve.