Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns

Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns

Where traditional Hot Cross Buns are good, the addition of chocolate can only make them better!  This recipe is essentially the same as the Traditional Hot Cross Bun recipe I’ve used previously.  For more detailed instructions including additional pictures please see my Traditional Hot Cross Bun recipe.

Chocolate Chip Hot Cross  Buns

  • 1Tbsp Yeast
  • 1/2C Sugar (caster/superfine)
  • 1 1/2C (12 fl oz) Lukewarm Milk
  • 4 1/4C Flour (sifted)
  • 2tsp Mixed Spice
  • 2tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 50G (1 1/2oz) Butter (melted)
  • 1 Egg
  • 200-250G Chocolate Chips

For Crosses

  • 1/2C Flour
  • 1/3C Water
  • 1Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • Dash Cinnamon
  • Preheat oven to 200C (400F)
  • Place yeast, milk and 2tsp of the sugar in a bowl and set aside for 5 minutes or until the mix starts to foam
  • In the meantime, mix flour, spices, butter, egg, chocolate chips and remaining sugar
  • Once yeast mixture begins to foam (after 5 minutes) add to flour
  • Bring mixture together until sticky dough forms then turn out onto counter and knead on lightly flour surface for 8 minutes or until dough feels smooth and elastic
  • Place dough in oiled bowl, cover with a tea towel and allow to rise in a warm place for 1 hour or doubled  in size. * Be mindful of you chocolate when deciding where to put your dough to rise – anywhere too warm and you’ll end up with melted chocolate through your buns (not a real problem, just not as attractive)
  • Divide dough into 12 pieces and form into balls
  • Grease and/or line a square cake tin (I used a couple of Pyrex dishes)
  • Place the balls of dough in the tin, cover and allow to rise for 30 minutes
  • Combine the extra water with flour, cocoa powder and cinnamon – pipe crosses on the buns
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until buns are well browned and springy to the touch

Single Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Bun

Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns


Inspired by Donna Hay Modern Classics Book 2

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