Fairy Bread BBQ Hot Cross Bun

clock 10 minutes + 12 minutes bowl Serves 4


  • 2 hot cross buns, halved
  • 1/3 cup caster suagr
  • 1 banana, cut into 1cm slices
  • 25g butter
  • 20ml vanilla essence
  • 150ml cream, whipped to stiff peaks
  • 2 Tbsp sprinkles, to serve
  • 1 Tbsp icing sugar, to serve
  • Maple syrup, to serve
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  • 1. Preheat barbecue flat plate on medium heat. Slice hot cross buns in half and place cut side down on the flat plate and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until toasted. Transfer to a serving plate.

  • 2. Heat a medium frying pan on barbecue flat plate. Add sugar and allow to melt and turn a golden caramel colour. Add the butter, vanilla and two tablespoons of cold water and stir to combine.

  • 3. Add the banana and cook for 1-2 minutes or until coated and lightly caramelised. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

  • 4. Place one hot cross bun half on a serving plate and top with the caramelised banana slices, a dollop of whipped cream and 1/2 tsp of the sprinkles.

  • 5. Top with remaining hot cross bun half, then dust with icing sugar and remaining sprinkles. Serve with maple syrup.


  • • Energy 1989Kj • Protein 4g • Total Fat 22g • Saturated Fat 14g • Carbohydrates 64g • Sugars 48g • Sodium 123mg

  • Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation

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