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How to make hot cross buns and use the leftovers for Easter bread pudding

Take a Good Friday favorite and turn it into a sweet dessert (or breakfast!) for Easter Sunday.

Baker and cookbook author Vallery Lomas is joining TODAY to share a classic recipe for Good Friday. She shows us how to make traditional hot cross buns and then a sweet bread pudding you can make with the leftovers for Easter Sunday.

Hot Cross Buns

These sweet rolls that are a cross between yeasty dinner rolls and sweet breakfast buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday to mark the end of Lent. After baking them, I brush some honey butter on top to give them a nice glaze.

Hot Cross Buns Pudding

If you’ve got extra hot cross buns, you can transform them into a delicious dessert (or breakfast) by adding a few more ingredients. This bread pudding is bursting with flavor.

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