I decided today that I needed to spring clean my wardrobe. 3 big bags (Yes 3!) are ready to be taken to the charity shop. The best thing about doing this job is that I found 5 old wool jumpers which I have washed on a very hot wash and have felted them up. They are destined to become monsters, or brooches or whatever pops into my head next I guess.
I finished up another brooch yesterday:I've got a couple more on the go and when they're done I'll pop them all into my shop (probably some time later this week).
This is how my Jamie Oliver pudding turned out. It was a resounding success here in the Monda household:I varied my recipe slightly. I bought taste the difference custard from Sainsbury's. This really is the best type to use as it has cream in it. I added a bit of vanilla extract.
Then cut open 4 hot cross buns and spread with marmalade (we had a homemade orange and cardamom which was perfect for the job).
Put buns in oven proof dish (marmalade side up) and then covered the whole thing with custard. I left this to stand for about 2 hours (which I think was they key as it soaked right into the hot cross buns). Finally in a 180 degree oven for 25-30 mins.
It was truly tasty, the custard thickens up (almost like an egg custard tart) and infuses with all the spices from the hot cross buns. The best things is - we still have half left over for tonight :o)