Hi my loves!
Easter is nearly here so I wanted to share my favourite hot cross bun recipe. You can really add anything to these like choc chips, dried sultanas/figs, apricots, dates or walnuts to name a few.
The best part is, it’s easy to make and you can find all the ingredients at your local grocery shop.
Let me know if you make it!
- spray oil
- 250ml milk (I did oat)
- 7g yeast
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- crack salt
- 2 3/4 cup wholemeal plain flour (can also use gluten free flour) and more for kneading!
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground allspice
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1 large egg (beaten lightly)
- plain flour or gluten free flour
- spray a baking dish with oil
- heat a small saucepan over low heat and pour the milk into the saucepan, heating until lukewarm (don’t let it simmer, you need it warm but not hot)
- remove the saucepan from the heat and add the yeast, salt and maple syrup and stir. Set a timer for 10 minutes and let the mixture sit. It will start to get foamy which is perfect, it means the yeast is active
- while you wait, add the flour, spices and orange zest and mix
- add the yeast mix, coconut oil and egg and mix until a sticky dough begins to form
- place the dough onto a floured surface and knead it for 5 minutes. Add extra flour as needed until it isn’t sticky. I added a fair bit!
- add the dough to the bowl, cover it with a damp tea towel and set it aside for 1 hour to allow the dough to rise.
- After the hour, divide the dough into 8 and place them into the baking dish (they can be touching)
- for the crosses, mix the flour and water in a bowl and mix until it becomes a smooth paste
- fill a piping bag (or plastic zip lock bag with the corner cut off) with the paste and make a cross across each bun
- bake on 180 c for 20 - 25 minutes or until the buns are golden on top
- to serve, cut them in half and spread them with your favourite topping. I did butter and it was 10/10