Choco Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Choco Hot Cross Buns Recipe
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Store in a cool, dry container

Try these traditional Hot Cross Buns with a twist, the addition of Cacao Powder and Butter supplies a healthy nutritious yet yummy chocolatey taste! The perfect afternoon tea snack for all the family. 

  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Cling Film
  • Baking Tray
  • Baking Paper
  • Disposable Freezer Bag
  • Brush (for the Glaze)
  • Wire Cooling Rack


  1. Put the Bread Flour, Cacao Powder, Salt, Yeast and Agave Syrup in a mixing bowl and combine together.
  2. Rub the Cacao Butter into the ingredients until it forms a coarse mixture.
  3. Whisk the Egg with Milk and fold into the bowl until a soft dough is formed.
  4. Take mixture out of bowl, sprinkle extra flour onto surface and knead it, then place back into bowl, cover with cling film and leave for 1 hour.
  5. When ready roll out dough on floured surface and scatter the Chocolate Chips and Raisins into it then shape the dough into 12 round buns.
  6. Place on a lined baking tray and cover with cling film for 1 hour.
  7. Preheat the oven to 200c.
  8. Mix the Plain Flour with 2 Tbsp of Cold Water until it forms a paste.
  9. Fill a disposable freezer bag with the paste, snip one corner off and use as a piping bag to draw crosses on the top of the buns.
  10. Bake buns for 15 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown.
  11. Brush Apricot Glaze over the buns while they're still warm and just out of the oven.
  12. Leave buns to cool on wire rack.
  13. Share and enjoy!

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24 March 2016 - 4:25pm