Double Choc Hot Cross Buns

Makes 8-10 Prep Time 30 minutes   Cook Time Unknown  Rated:

If you love hot cross buns, and you love chocolate, here is the perfect Eastery combo! You can make these the day/night before Good Friday, bake them for just around 1/2 the recommended time, then keep them in the fridge. Then finish the cooking time specified and glaze the next morning and have a wonderful buttery breakfast. With or without the kids...let's hope they don't love them right?

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Place roux ingredients into the Thermomix bowl and cook 3 min/80°C/speed 3. Cool slightly. Leave in the Thermomix bowl.


Add flour, cacao, salt, butter, buttermilk, zests, oils spices and yeast and mix 10 sec/speed 6. Knead 3 min/Interval.


Add chocolate and knead 1 min/Interval.


Scrape out onto floured silpat mat and wrap into a tight ball. Prove until doubled.


Shape into buns with well floured hands. 120g per bun.


Place onto a lined baking tray, cover and rise until doubled.


Meanwhile, make a paste for the crosses by placing all ingredients into the Thermomix bowl and mixing 20 sec/speed 6. Scrape and repeat. Pipe crosses onto each bun.


Place into a cold oven set to 180°C and bake for 25-30 minutes. Using a cold oven produces another little rise for your dough.


To make the glaze, place all ingredients into a saucepan and heat until the sugar has dissolved.


When you remove them from the oven, brush generously with the glaze.


Serve warm with lots of butter.

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