4hot cross bunshalved lengthwise (about 3/4 inch thick)
powdered sugarfor serving
clotted creamyogurt or whipped cream, for serving
In a small bowl toss together the berries, sugar, and water, and set aside to rest.
In a shallow bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, sugar, vanilla and orange zest. Dip the hot cross buns in the batter and coat on both sides.
Heat a non-stick pan over medium-low heat. Melt one tablespoon of butter and spread to coat the pan. Add slices of the prepared hot cross buns and brown on each side. Continue with the remaining slices. Serve immediately with berries, a drizzle of syrup, powdered sugar and cream.