Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns // recipe

Yes, this is my second chocolate chip recipe post. I like chocolate. A lot.

So, in the Easter spirit, here is my hot cross bun recipe, with a yummy twist.

I used the bread machine that I got for my 21st (Mellerware Ma-baker). It works very well, but the recipe book/instruction manual doesn’t work quite as well. For a start it leaves the yeast out of the recipe for the hot cross buns. So this is my adjusted and updated recipe:

1 cup water
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp salt
3 3/4 cups white bread flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
a little all spice
(well basically add spice to your own taste)
1 cup chocolate chips
2 tsp yeast

egg, for glazing
Flour & water for cross
Warm sugar water

Place all ingredients in the bread machine, in the order listed.

(Without a bread machine try knead 20 mins, rise 30 mins, knock down, rise in warm place 40 mins)

Remove dough, divide into 12-16 pieces, roll slightly and place next to each other (almost touching) on a baking tray.

Preheat oven to 190C
Allow to rise again, in a warm place (e.g. warming drawer) for 30 minutes.
Glaze with beaten egg.
Make a mixture thick enough to hold its shape for the cross and then pipe a cross over all the buns.
Bake for 16-18 minutes


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