Hot Cross Bun Sandwich

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  • Serves: 8
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Ready in: 25
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Hot Cross Bun Sandwich


  • For the Ice Cream:
  • 4 hot cross buns
  • 4-5 tbsp brown sugar
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 150mls cold water
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 600mls very lightly whipped double cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 level tsp mixed spice
  • 1 level tsp ground cinnamon
  • 200g sieved raspberry puree (made from frozen raspberries)
  • For the Sauce:
  • 120g unsalted butter
  • 150g light brown sugar
  • 275mls double cream
  • 1 tbsp black treacle
  • salt to taste
  • 1 level tsp mixed spice
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • For the Sandwich:
  • 8 hot cross buns, sliced into 3 very carefully
  • 75g melted salted butter

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For the Easy Hot Cross Bun & Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream

  • Preheat the oven to 200C Gas 5.
  • Break up the hot cross buns and place into a food processor, blitz until you have a fine crumb.
  • Tip into a bowl and stir through the brown sugar really well.
  • Spread evenly onto a parchment-lined baking tray and bake in the oven until really crunchy and coloured, do not burn. You may have to stir them occasionally to get an even cook.
  • Once cooked remove and cool. 
  • Place the 300g caster sugar and water in a pan and bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling leave to boil for 5 minutes, bang on, no more no less. I use a small digital timer.
  • Place the egg yolks into a mixing bowl, and once the sugar and water have been boiling for 2 minutes, set the machine to medium speed.
  • At 5 minutes, take the sugar and water off the stove, turn the machine up to full speed, and pour onto the egg yolks.
  • Whisk until thick, foamy and cold.
  • Remove the egg yolk mixture from the machine.
  • Carefully fold through the lightly whipped cream.
  • Then fold in the hot cross bun crumbs, then finally swirl through the raspberry puree so you have a ripple effect, cover and freeze well.
For the Sauce
  • Make the sauce by placing the butter, salt, sugar, treacle, spices and cream together into a saucepan and bring to the boil, whisk well until you have a thick sauce.
  • Remove from the heat and add the lemon juice and zest, vanilla extract and sultanas.

For the Hot Cross Bun Sandwich

  • Slice the hot cross buns into 3 thin slices
  • Brush with a little melted butter.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until crisp.
  • Sandwich with nice scoops of the ice cream.
  • Spoon over a little of the sauce.