Thursday, March 24, 2016

Happy Easter Hot Cross Buns

Chocolate Chips Hot Cross Buns  
(recipe adapted & modify slightly from HHB)


250g Blue Jacket Bread Flour
50g Blue Jacket Wholemeal Flour
30g fine sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
30g Cowhead salted butter, cut into cubes
1 tsp instant yeast
180g water
160g chocolate chips   

Flour paste for crosses:
2 Tbsp Blue Jacket Cake Flour
1 tsp fine sugar
1 Tbsp water  

*Mix all ingredients together till smooth.

1 Tbsp fine sugar
1 Tbsp hot water 

*stir till sugar dissolved

1. Dough: Put all ingredients (except butter & chocolate chips) in a mixer fitted with a hook dough & knead till a dough is formed. Add in butter & knead till smooth & elastic. Knead in chocolate chips with hand & proof for 1hr.

2. Divide dough into 15 portions & roll each portion into a ball. Place the balls in a greased tin. Proof for 1hr. 

3. Pipe flour paste down the centre of each row of buns, length & width wise, to form crosses. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180C for 15mins. Brush the baked buns tops with glaze once out from oven.

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