Tenina.com's Double Choc Hot Cross Buns



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

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

  3. Add chocolate and knead 1 min/Interval.

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

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

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

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

  11. Serve warm with lots of butter.

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