Choc-chip hot cross bun loaves

A different take on the classic hot cross bun, these chocolate ones are sure to be a hit at Easter!
 
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Recipe from: 11 March 2016
Preparation time: 15min + Standing time
Cooking time: 25 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 600
    g
    cake flour
  • 2x 10
    g
    sachets instant yeast
  • pinch of salt
  • 1
    tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 50
    g
    treacle sugar
  • 100
    g
    butter, cubed
  • 1/2
    cup
    milk
  • 1
    cup
    apple juice
  • 2
    egg yolks
  • 125
    g
    dried cake mix
  • 1/2
    cup
    choc chips
  • FOR THE CROSS:
  • 60
    g
    flour
  • 1/4
    cup
    milk
  • 1/4
    tsp
    baking powder
  • GLAZE:
  • 2
    Tbs
    sugar
  • 2
    Tbs
    water
  • 1
    tsp
    gelatin
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Sift the flour, yeast, salt and cinnamon into a large bowl, stir in the sugar. Rub the butter into the flour mixture. Make a well in the centre.

Place the milk and apple juice in a small pot, heat until lukewarm, remove from stove and whisk in the egg yolks. Pour the liquid mixture into the flour mixture and stir until it forms a dough.

On a floured surface, knock back dough and add the dried cake mix. Knead to combine, then gently add choc chips and incorporate into dough. Place dough in a warm place, cover and allow to rise for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease and line 2 loaf tins. Divide dough into 12 balls, place balls in 2 rows in each of the tins; leave to stand for 50 minutes.

To pipe crosses:
Mix together all ingredients, place in a piping bag and pipe crosses onto each ball. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

For the glaze:
Place all ingredients in a small pot over a low heat; whisk until the gelatin has dissolved. Remove loaves from the oven and brush with glaze; allow glaze to set before serving.

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