Easter is for chocolate hunts, enjoying cooler days and most importantly sharing food, so I have created this delicious recipe for a Brioche Hot Cross Bun, Chocolate and Pear Pudding to share with the Galleria community.
The combination of chocolate, pear, custard and brioche is absolute perfection and a real crowd pleaser. This pudding is enough for a bigger group so, if you are only feeding a few, simply cut the ingredients in half.
There are so many delicious hot cross buns available at Galleria- yummy choc chip buns at Bakers Delight, fruitless buns from Coles am so many more.
Ultimately it was the soft golden brioche buns from Woolies is the hero of this recipe- they are glazed and brown on the top as you cook (be careful with your oven temperature!). It’s great to see the days starting to cool off as we slide into Autumn and towards Winter. It’s the perfect season for creating a warm pudding for your people.
Preheat oven to 160°C.
I played with layers for this image of our lovely Easter pudding. I started with a lighter grey cotton tablecloth, followed by a darker fringed table runner and then a knitted napkin under the bowl of pudding. The cutlery is a lovely Autumnal, muted copper tone which matches in with the pretty pears pictured with the dish.
Have a play at home with textures and layers to get your table looking inviting this Easter. I love using fresh produce to decorate a table and while I wouldn’t toss them down like I did for the picture, you could certainly use a bowl of golden pears as a centrepiece!