Healthy Hot Cross Buns!

02

Apr 2015

Healthy Hot Cross Buns!

Posted by Amanda Herries

Ingredients –

  • 300g water tsp
  • 2 x 7g dried yeast sachets
  • 500g spelt flour (wholemeal or white)*
  • 2 tbs maple syrup or coconut nectar*
  • 2 tsp mixed spice*
  • 2 tsp cinnamon*
  • 2 tbs Coconut Oil*
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1.5 cups currants* if making fruit ones or 100g Loving Earth Coconut Mylk Chocolate* chopped for the choc chip version

Cross Ingredients –

  • 100g spelt flour*
  • 100g water
  • 2 tbs raw cacao powder* (if making chocolate ones)

Glaze Ingredients –

  • 1 tbs maple syrup or coconut nectar*
  • 1/2 tbs boiling water

*ingredients available from Go Vita Cairns City, Go Vita Cairns Earlville & Go Vita Smithfield.

Thermomix Method –

  • Add yeast and water to the bowl and whizz on speed 1, 90 degrees for 2 mins
  • Add the rest of the ingredients (except fruit/chocolate)
  • Whizz on speed 6 for 5 seconds
  • Turn dial to closed lid position and use the interval/knead setting for 2 mins
  • If making the fruit version, add the fruit now and whizz on speed 6 (reverse for 20 seconds)
  • Tip out onto a floured surface and roll into a ball. The dough is quite sticky so cover your hands with a bit of flour too.
  • Place in a large oiled bowl and cover tightly with cling wrap
  • Place the bowl in a warm area for 1.5 hours or until the dough has doubled in size. If it is a warm day I put them outside otherwise another good option is near a heater.
  • One dough has doubled in size, If making chocolate ones, add the chopped chocolate and knead into the dough
  • Break into 12 portions and roll into buns
  • Place on a lined tray so they are almost touching
  • Whizz cross ingredients together on speed 4 for 10 seconds
  • Spoon into a snaplock bag, cut off a small corner to create a hole and pipe a cross on each bun
  • Cover with a tea towel and let them prove for 15 minutes
  • Place in an oven preheated to 200 degrees and bake for 15-20 mins or until golden and have a hollow sound when you tap the bottom of them
  • Brush with the glaze and allow to cool ( or spread with a little butter and eat them hot like I like to do)

Non Thermomix Method

  • Add yeast and warm (not hot) water to a food processor mix together
  • Add the rest of the ingredients (except fruit/chocolate)
  • Mix together until a dough has formed
  • If making the fruit version, add the fruit now and mix
  • Tip out onto a floured surface and roll into a ball. The dough is quite sticky so cover your hands with a bit of flour too.
  • Place in a large oiled bowl and cover tightly with cling wrap
  • Place the bowl in a warm area for 1.5 hours or until the dough has doubled in size. If it is a warm day I put them outside otherwise another good option is near a heater.
  • One dough has doubled in size, If making chocolate ones, add the chopped chocolate and knead into the dough
  • Break into 12 portions and roll into buns
  • Place on a lined tray so they are almost touching
  • Whisk cross ingredients together until smooth
  • Spoon into a snaplock bag, cut off a small corner to create a hole and pipe a cross on each bun
  • Cover with a tea towel and let them prove for 15 minutes
  • Place in an oven preheated to 200 degrees and bake for 15-20 mins or until golden and have a hollow sound when you tap the bottom of them
  • Brush with the glaze and allow to cool ( or spread with a little butter and eat them hot like I like to do)

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