Blueberry and Vanilla Hot Cross Bun French Toast.. Perfect for those lazy weekend breakfasts that turn into brunch

Breakfast Just Got a Bit Special

Spring is here and although it’s been strong winds and horizontal rain here, Spring has still sprung.  I’m ignoring the knife sharp winds and sleet that actually hurts and thinking positive thoughts.  It’s Mother’s Day here in the UK this Sunday and I’m radiating an air of loveliness around the house in the hope for breakfast in bed and a “Mum I love you/owe you big time” kind of hug.


So if you want to make Breakfast a bit special whether it’s for Mother’s Day, the Easter Weekend or just a regular lazy weekend meal this will provide you with warmth and a culinary cuddle that will make you feel loved and cherished which is what weekends are all about no matter what the reason.

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Blueberry and Vanilla Hot Cross Bun French Toast (serves 2)

250g blueberries

2 tablespoons of strawberry conserve

a dash of vanilla extract

2 Hot Cross Buns (or Fruit Teacakes), sliced in half

2 eggs

2 tablespoon milk

knob of butter

To make the sauce, put the blueberries, conserve and vanilla in a small saucepan and gently heat together and simmer for 5 minutes.  Set aside to allow to cool.

Mix together the eggs and milk in a shallow bowl and place the halved hot cross buns in the mixture.   In a frying pan, melt the butter and place the egg soaked buns in the pan and fry on each side for approximately 2 minutes each side.

Turn out on to a plate and serve with the warm blueberry sauce along with a spoonful or two of rich cream fraiche.

Blueberry and Vanilla Hot Cross Bun French Toast..  Perfect for those lazy weekend breakfasts that turn into brunch

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Joining in with Simply Eggcellent March 2016 with Belleau Kitchen



Also joining in Recipe of the Week with A Mummy Too






  • Reply bavariansojourn 3rd March 2016 at 8:58 am

    My mum came to stay last week bringing with her two packs of M&S hot cross buns. I wish I hadn’t eaten them all so I could make this. I am going to have to make my own now!! 😀

  • Reply My Little Italian Kitchen 4th March 2016 at 2:51 pm

    I am not sure of what we will do on Sunday, the restaurants will be all full everywhere. Much better cooking something nice at home. I like your fancy breakfast idea. Hope you are well!

  • Reply Dominic Franks (@belleaukitchen) 4th March 2016 at 7:38 pm

    so special!… I think I want your life! I love this idea. So simple but such a special way to make a HCB something a little magic! Thanks for linking to Simply Eggcellent x

  • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beachhutcook 5th March 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Thank you, too kind x

  • Reply jasminbleeks 21st March 2016 at 7:19 pm

    What a gorgeous idea, such beautiful colours too, the perfect morning dish

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