choc chips in place of sultanas..... my kind of hot cross bun!


  • 7g sachet of yeast (or 2 teaspoons) dried

  • 3/4 cup warmed milk

  • 2 1/2 tablespoon of caster sugar

  • 2 1/4 cups plain flour

  • 1 teasp of mixed spice

  • 40g butter chilled and chopped

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 3/4 cup choc chips

  • 1 tsp powdered gelatine

  • 1 tablespoon boiling water

  • --------white cross paste------

  • 1/4 cup plain flour

  • 1 tbsp cocoa

  • 1 tbsp caster sugar

  • 2 tbsp cold water


  • 1.

    Grease a 6 cm deep, 19 cm base square pan

  • 2.

    Place yeast milk and 2 tablespoons of sugar in a jug and set aside for 10 mins in a warm place till foamy

  • 3.

    Sift the flour and spice in a bowl, rub in the butter and make a well in the centre.

  • 4.

    Add yeast liquid, egg and choc chips and stir and combine

  • 5.

    Cover and let rise for 1 hour untill doubled in size

  • 6.

    Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead for around 6-7 minutes

  • 7.

    Roll into 16 balls and place balls in rows side bu side in the tin

  • 8.

    Cover and set aside again for 30 minutes

  • 9.

    Pre heat oven to 220c

  • 10.

    And start making flour paste----

  • 11.

    Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa and cold water in a jug

  • 12.

    Spoon into a small plastic bag and snip off the corner OR into a piping bag with small round nozzle

  • 13.

    Pipe crosses onto the buns going in long pipes in rows and back the other way to make the crosses

  • 14.

    Bake for 15 minutes till golden and cooked through

  • 15.

    Meanwhile place gelatine, boiling water and the remaining 1/2 tablespoon caster sugar and mix, place buns crosses facing up on a rack, brusg with gelatine mixture and cool.

  • 16.


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Posted by Ashlea72Report
My fist ever attempt at hot cross buns was great thanks to this recipe! I changed it slightly by using white chocolate and added half a cup of cranberries :)