AuthorKateCategory, , DifficultyIntermediate

It's Easter Time!!!

Yields18 Servings
Prep Time40 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time1 hr 15 mins

 330 g all purpose plain flour
 50 g new hemisphere™ Hemp Seed Flour
 5 g dried yeast
 2 tbsp honey
 250 ml milk
 2 eggs
 1 orange
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 ½ tsp sea salt
 2 tsp ground cinnamon
 1 tsp ground ginger
 150 ml omeganz™ Olive Oil
 300 g sultanas
 100 g dried apricots, chopped
 100 g good quality dark chocolate (min. 70%)
Egg Wash
 1 egg
 2 tbsp milk

DAY ONE
1

Sift the plain flour then combine with new hemisphere™ Hemp Seed Flour, yeast, honey, milk, eggs, grated orange zest, vanilla, sea salt, and spices in the mixing bowl of a bench top mixer.

2

Mix with the dough hook on a low speed to first combine the ingredients then increase the speed to medium and mix for 8 minutes until smooth.

3

Add the olive oil slowly, until incorporated into the dough. If difficult to combine, finish off manually using a rubber spatula.

4

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow to rest at room temperature for an hour.

5

Place the dough in the refrigerator overnight to rest and develop for a further 12 hours. You can go over 12 hours though make sure you cook the buns the following day. This step in the process is important because it helps produce a light and fluffy hot cross bun.

DAY TWO
6

Divide the dough into 18 even size portions. Shape each into a round and place in a baking dish lined with non-stick baking paper. If the dough is too moist, you may have to knead a little with extra flour until it can be portioned.

7

Leave to set in a warm place for approximately 2 hours. This will depend on the warmth of your kitchen – if cool, turn the oven on low with the door open to help the buns prove. The mixture is quite dense however the buns will still rise a little.

8

Preheat oven 180°C Fan Forced.

9

Combine the egg and milk to make an egg wash. Brush the tops of the buns with the egg wash.

10

Bake 35 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown.

11

Cool slightly.

12

Melt chocolate and then pipe (or drizzle with a teaspoon) Xs over the buns.

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Inspired by: https://thehealthychef.com/blogs/recipes/healthy-hot-cross-buns

Ingredients

 330 g all purpose plain flour
 50 g new hemisphere™ Hemp Seed Flour
 5 g dried yeast
 2 tbsp honey
 250 ml milk
 2 eggs
 1 orange
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 ½ tsp sea salt
 2 tsp ground cinnamon
 1 tsp ground ginger
 150 ml omeganz™ Olive Oil
 300 g sultanas
 100 g dried apricots, chopped
 100 g good quality dark chocolate (min. 70%)
Egg Wash
 1 egg
 2 tbsp milk

Directions

DAY ONE
1

Sift the plain flour then combine with new hemisphere™ Hemp Seed Flour, yeast, honey, milk, eggs, grated orange zest, vanilla, sea salt, and spices in the mixing bowl of a bench top mixer.

2

Mix with the dough hook on a low speed to first combine the ingredients then increase the speed to medium and mix for 8 minutes until smooth.

3

Add the olive oil slowly, until incorporated into the dough. If difficult to combine, finish off manually using a rubber spatula.

4

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow to rest at room temperature for an hour.

5

Place the dough in the refrigerator overnight to rest and develop for a further 12 hours. You can go over 12 hours though make sure you cook the buns the following day. This step in the process is important because it helps produce a light and fluffy hot cross bun.

DAY TWO
6

Divide the dough into 18 even size portions. Shape each into a round and place in a baking dish lined with non-stick baking paper. If the dough is too moist, you may have to knead a little with extra flour until it can be portioned.

7

Leave to set in a warm place for approximately 2 hours. This will depend on the warmth of your kitchen – if cool, turn the oven on low with the door open to help the buns prove. The mixture is quite dense however the buns will still rise a little.

8

Preheat oven 180°C Fan Forced.

9

Combine the egg and milk to make an egg wash. Brush the tops of the buns with the egg wash.

10

Bake 35 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown.

11

Cool slightly.

12

Melt chocolate and then pipe (or drizzle with a teaspoon) Xs over the buns.

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