Easter Eats!

08 April 2022

After an incredibly busy start to the year, and indeed first quarter in general, here at OSA we are all looking forward to the Easter break.  So this week, rather than market observations and other pearls of wisdom, I have decided to share a frankly game changing recipe.  Whether you are planning on spending your bank holiday with family and friends, or just enjoying some peace and quiet on your own, I hope that you can enjoy this treat!

All credit for the recipe to Sara Buenfeld via the BBC Good Food website.


Bun & Butter Pudding


  • 300ml pot double cream
  • 600ml milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • 8 hot cross buns
  • 40g soft butter
  • 100g marzipan, cubed
  • 3 tbsp chunky marmalade
  • icing sugar, for dusting


  •  STEP 1

Heat oven to 170C/150C fan/gas 3. Warm the cream and milk in a pan over a gentle heat. Whisk the eggs, sugar and vanilla together with a fork in a large bowl, then gradually add the warm cream mixture.

  • STEP 2

Halve the buns and spread with the butter. Arrange in a large shallow ovenproof dish (approx. 25 x 32cm), dot with the marzipan and brush the marmalade on top.

  • STEP 3

Pour over the cream mixture and set aside to soak for 15 mins. Press the buns down into the custard mixture as they soften.

  • STEP 4

Bake for 50 mins until set, then remove and allow to stand for 10 mins. Dust lightly with icing sugar and serve while still warm.