What to do with leftover hot cross buns?

Hot cross bun ideas
To begin with, I believed hot cross buns existed only in the nursery rhymes till I took a bite of this iconic one. Fruit or chocolate,  make your choice this sweet bun is on the top of the list for snack buys. Sometimes bit gets a bit out of hand as each of us would have picked our preferred choices we have a lot left over. This holidays that’s exactly what happened. So we needed to revamp it in many other ways. So here are some we tried and felt it really fits in. 

Jam and butter toasts

Of course, a touch of butter and a light toast can bring back the hot cross buns to life anytime.
pavlova

Parfait with yoghurt cream

I had previously tried and loved the pavlova parfait. 
Here is the recipe
So the best way to revamp was to see of the hot cross buns can hold up to the parfait challenge. Of course, it was delicious with the sweetness and the chocolate elements from the choco chip one. One downfall is that the parfait cannot be kept for long as the bun absorbs the liquids and becomes gooey.
Panzenella bread salad

The leftover bread recipe

Panzanella

Love a bit of sweetness in your lunch salad?
Transform your fruit loaded hot cross buns into a bread salad. 
This was the recipe I tried 
Ooo that was brilliant. The veggie mix into it was one of the best transformations and it worked out wonderful in the lunch box.

Now to the best part

We redid the Orange bread pudding and redid it with chocolate chip hot cross buns… Mmm mmm, I can’t believe how good it is. I will never make any more bread pudding with regular bread, it will just be with the chewiness of hot cross buns. Topped it with some tutti-frutti and it was perfect to take to a potluck as well.
bread pudding

Warm bread pudding

 

Here is the recipe
Let’s see what else will I try next time we have an overload of these sweet buns. Maybe french toast, ice cream sandwiches or transform it into a burger base. What will you do with some leftover hot cross buns? 
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Swati
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Superb share!! best use of the leftover buns and breads. my heart goes out to the orange pudding!!

narmadha
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Lovely way to use the leftover. Love the different combo ideas. I always like to make something like this to finish the leftover. Thanks for the share.

Nisha
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Nisha

Such wonderful ideas and these can be dessert by themselves. smile Love the parafait with buns especially.

Ruchi
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Wow superb share. Best use of leftovers. Just love it. In day to day life such ideas are life saver.

Jayashree
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Nice use of left over bread and buns. I would prefer panzenella among the choices, though all are good.