Chocolate  Hot Cross  Buns

Why settle for traditional hot cross buns when you can have chocolate hot cross buns? Soft, aromatic and filled with chocolate chips, these are the buns you need to make at Easter time.

You can't beat the taste and flavour of homemade hot cross buns.

All-Purpose Flour Milk Yeast Cocoa Powder Butter Chocolate Chips Sugar Mixed Spice Egg Jam (for glaze)




Combine the milk, yeast and sugar in a small bowl or jug and whisk until well combined.

Make the dough


Using the large bowl of a stand mixer with the dough hook attached, add the flour, cocoa powder, mixed Spice, yeast mixture, melted butter and egg.

Add the chocolate chips


Add the chocolate chips and knead for 1 minute. Make sure that the chocolate chips are evenly distributed.

Knead the dough


Place the dough on a floured surface and knead lightly.

Divide the dough


Using a sharp knife, divide the dough into 15 equal pieces.  Roll into balls and place on a baking tray.

Pipe crosses onto buns


Make the chocolate sauce and pipe across the proofed buns.  Cook in a preheated oven for 20 minutes until the buns are cooked through.

Brush with jam


Allow them to rest in the baking pan for 5 minutes and brush generously with warm raspberry jam - before removing and placing them on a wire rack to cool for a further 20 minutes.

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Peter G