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Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns

Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns

Make your own Hot Cross Buns spiked with chocolate for the perfect Easter breakfast treat.

Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns

Makes 16

1 quantity basic sweet dough
2 tsp mixed spice
2 tbsp cocoa powder
½ cup dark chocolate chips
⅓ cup sugar

2 tbsp plain flour
1 tbsp cocoa
1 tbsp sugar

Make basic sweet dough, adding mixed spice and cocoa to flour. After knocking back dough gently, knead in dark chocolate chips. Grease a 23cm square cake pan; line with baking paper. Divide dough into 16 even pieces. Roll into balls and place in cake pan. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place 40-50 minutes or until almost doubled in size.

Preheat oven to 200°C. To make crosses, combine flour, cocoa, sugar and 2 tablespoons water in a small bowl. Use a piping bag, or snaplock bag with corner snipped, to pipe crosses onto buns.

Bake 10 minutes. Reduce oven to 180°C and bake a further 15-20 minutes or until cooked through. Transfer to a wire rack.

Combine the ⅓ cup sugar with 2 tablespoons water in a small pan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved, then bring to the boil. Brush glaze over buns. Serve.



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