Hot cross bun french toast

Nadia Parekh, pastry chef and founder of catering company Mélange Dubai, created this delicious way to use up any hot cross buns that you might have left over from Easter
Hot Cross Bun French Toast
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Hot Cross Bun French Toast
April 11, 2019
Level Easy
Preparation Time 15 minutes
Cooking Time 5 minutes
Serves 3
PHOTO BY Aasiya Jagadeesh
RECIPE BY Nadia Parekh


1 vanilla pod
290ml full fat milk
3 spinneysFOOD Organic Free Range Eggs
35g all-purpose flour
1 pinch salt
25g spinneysFOOD Fine Granulated Sugar
3 spinneysFOOD Hot Cross Buns
3 tbsp vegetable oil (approx)
3 tbsp unsalted butter (approx)
150g whipped cream


  • 1

    Split open the vanilla pod and scrape out the beans

  • 2

    Whisk together vanilla beans with milk, eggs, flour, salt and sugar until smooth and no lumps of flour remain

  • 3

    Soak hot cross buns in the batter for 15 minutes, turning over every few minutes

  • 4

    Fry in a mixture of oil and butter until golden brown

  • 5

    Top with whipped cream and serve warm


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