It almost seems counter-intuitive to make an ice-cream sandwiches with a toasted hot cross buns, but the caramelised crisp butter and sugar surface of the bun contrast so well with the ice-cream, and the delight on faces at with just the mere mention of this concoction is worth it.
1kg vanilla ice-cream
6 quality hot cross buns
Orange butter cream
1 tbsp sugar
½ tsp grated orange zest
1. First press the vanilla ice-cream onto a tray about one centimetre thick and freeze overnight or until firm.
2. Split the hot cross buns and spread both cut sides with some sweet orange butter (made by mixing the butter with the sugar and orange zest). Grill the buttered side until toasted, about eight minutes. Allow to cool.
3. Use a cookie cutter or the rim of a glass with a diameter similar to your bun and cut out discs of ice-cream. Sandwich the buns together with the ice-cream and serve immediately.