The only things about Easter I believe in is dark chocolate and hot cross buns. I made this delicious dessert on Saturday night - we spent it with friends, eating succulent roast pork belly and drinking (Rekorderlig cider for me). I love how festive holidays are spent consuming copious amounts of food. People who are afraid of fat, look away.
Here I am during dinner, dressed up/down in a floaty dress and uggs. The beauty of dining at home.
I started by greasing a glass baking dish.
I cut six hot cross buns in half and lay them face up in the dish.
Then I placed a small slice of butter on each half.
And a spoon of home made cherry jam on top.
I beat four duck eggs - laid that morning - with two cups of milk and half a cup of sugar. I used the Bamix for this, which made it smooth and a beautiful soft yellow.
Then I poured the eggy mix over the hot cross buns, pressed them down to submerge them, and baked this in the oven for...I'm not sure how long? I was drinking cider and eating Havarti by then, Mum did the oven stuff? 30 minutes or so.
When it came out of the oven, it was light and fluffy and smelt divine. So cinnamony.
I served it with King Island cream. Everyone loved it. Even those who didn't like hot cross buns.
I hope you all had feasts too. I haven't eaten one chocolate. I figure my cheese consumption is enough. Plus I've had this dessert for breakfast two days in a row. And I honestly think I am looking skinnier each day.