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  • Serves 12
  • 2.5 hours
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 16 Ingredients

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A chocolatey twist to an Easter favourite!


Ingredients (serves 12)

  • 350ml warm water
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 550g (4 cups) plain flour
  • 50g NESTLE BAKERS' CHOICE Cocoa
  • 1 Tbsp Mixed Spice
  • 21/4 tsp Dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup NESTLE BAKERS' CHOICE Dark Choc Chips
  • FLOUR PASTE FOR CROSSES...
  • 1/3 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • GLAZE...
  • 1 tsp powdered gelatine
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 Tbsp boiling water

Method

  1. Add all ingredients (except the choc chips) to the bowl of a food processor. Process until the dough comes together in a ball.
  2. Remove from the food processor and place on a lightly floured bench. Knead in the choc chips so they are distributed evenly throughout the dough. Put the dough back in the food processor and put the lid back on. Leave for approximately 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  3. Once doubled in size, turn dough out onto a lightly floured bench and knead until it returns to its original size. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions (approx 100g each) and place close together, but not quite touching, on a greased tray. Cover lightly with a clean tea towel and place somewhere warm until doubled in size (approx 45mins).
  4. Preheat oven to 180C. To make the flour paste, combine the flour and water in a bowl until smooth. Pour into a piping bag or snap-lock bag and snip off a corner. Pipe crosses on the buns. Bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, make the glaze by combining the gelatine, sugar and boiling water in a bowl. Stir until the gelatine has dissolved. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the glaze mixture over the buns while still hot. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool. Serve with butter.

  • Yum!!!!!

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  • I’ll leave these for others to eat :)

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  • Ooh. I wouldn’t make them, and I’m trying so hard not to buy them. The Coles ones are soooo chocolatey and sweet and moreish. So I just keep going the traditional. My absolute faves are the Mocha Hot Cross Buns from Baker’s Delight. Trying to walk past those too.

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  • Sounds like a lot of work, but really yummy though.

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  • Yum! I know everyone would love these

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  • Yummy.Would love to try this.

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  • Sounds rather nice, I think these would be quite popular.

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  • Love your chocolate Easter recipe! So delicious!

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  • Yes! Now this is my kind of hot cross bun – loving all of these chocolate versions as I’m not a fan of sultanas.
    Thank you so much for sharing, this looks absolutely divine.

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  • Think I’d pass on these

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  • Sounds really yum!

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  • Yummmy….double chocolate and hot cross nothing better

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  • This is one WOW recipe, looks fantastic!

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  • I prefer the traditional ones and make them with wholemeal spelt flour. I add pumpkin seeds !

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  • Yum!!! I always buy these but now I might have a crack at making

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