Brew Choc Hot Cross Buns

Makes 12 buns Prep Time 30 minutes   Cook Time 25 minutes   Rated:

Here we go again. That year flew by. We love to add Hot Cross Bun recipes to our repertoire every year and this is our 2021 version. Ultra delish. Ultra Eastery, and very very easy. Don't be dismayed at the ingredient list. It looks way more daunting than it is.

Hoppy Easter to you all. We know it has been a tough year, we trust things can only improve over time and hey, if you have a batch of these with your loved ones this year, life is good!

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Place Roux ingredients into the Thermomix bowl. Cook 5 min/100°C/speed 4. Cool.


Add yeast and sugar to the cooled mixture. Blend 1 min/speed 2.


Add all remaining dough ingredients except for the chocolate and cherries.


Combine 10 sec/speed 6. Knead 2 min/Interval/Dough setting.


Add chocolate and cherries. Knead 1 min/Interval/Dough setting


Tip dough out on to a floured silpat mat. Knead together by hand into a ball. Wrap up and let rise until doubled in size approx 1 hour.


Divide dough into 12 balls and place on to a lined baking tray. Leaving a small space between each. Cover and let rise until doubled in size and just touching.


To make the Cross Mix, place flour, cacao, EVOO and a splash of water into the Thermomix bowl. Mix 10 sec/speed 6. Add water as needed to create a smooth, pipe-able paste. Mix 10 sec/speed 6*. Pour into a piping bag with a small round nozzle. Pipe crosses onto the buns.


Place tray into a cold oven set to 200°C. This will give another small rise. Cook for 25 minutes or until browned.


To make the Spice Glaze, place all ingredients into a small saucepan and melt over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.


Brush Spice Mix generously over the (hot) Hot Cross Buns! Serve warm with lashings of butter.

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