This recipe is great to use up hot cross buns after the Easter weekend, but the blueberries can also be great for your skin.

So how do they help?

14509188-blueberry-jamThe antioxidants found in blueberries help prevent long-term cell damage. Antioxidants fight free radicals to protect your skin from environmental factors, which can cause skin to age.

A diet containing food high in antioxidants is one of the simplest, most natural things you can do when it comes to enhancing your health and beauty.

Anthocyanin’s, members of the phytochemical group known as bioflavonoids, give blueberries their characteristic pigmentation. More importantly, these colouring agents possess powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that promote overall health. If you’re concerned about blotchy, dull or sun-damaged skin, eating blueberries and other anthocyanin-rich plant foods on a regular basis could help clear up problem areas and leave your skin looking clearer, firmer and younger looking.

Ingredients

  • 4 Hot Cross Buns
  • 100ml Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tbsp Honey 
  • 1 Pot Of Natural Yogurt
  • 50g Toasted Flaked Almonds
  • 1 Punnet Fresh Blueberries

For the Compote

  • 100g Blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp Caster Sugar
  • A Squeeze Of Lemon Juice

Method

hotcrossbunsPut the compote ingredients in a pan. Heat gently until the blueberries start to pop and release their juice then simmer for 2-3 minutes until jammy.

Slice the hot cross buns in half. Mix the milk and eggs together and soak the sliced buns in the egg mixture for a minute or so.

Using a non-stick frying pan and a little oil gently fry the buns on each side until golden brown.

To serve, stack the 2 slices on a plate, spoon on half the pot of yoghurt and blueberry compote, drizzle with honey and top with almonds.

Garnish with the fresh blueberries.