Friday, March 24, 2017

Orange & Chocolate Chips Hot Cross Buns

A hot cross bun is a spiced sweet bun made with currants or raisins, marked with a cross on the top, but many different versions do exists. My today's post is one among those variations. Its completely a kid's friendly baked goodies which i simply baked with orange zest, orange juice and chocolate chips. If you love citrus flavored baked goodies, am sure you will definitely fell in love with this incredible buns.  I piped the top of these hot cross buns with two strips using both flour paste and icing sugar glaze however you can definitely skip the flour paste or else the icing sugar glaze or vice versa. After baking, i simply brushed these buns with a honey glaze to give the sweetness and a super shine.

Orange & Chocolate Chips Hot Cross Buns


This orange and chocolate chips hot cross buns are completely eggless but not vegan. Everyone at home enjoyed happily this incredible buns loaded with chocolate for their snacks. Am running this week's blogging marathon as Kid's delight-Easter Food as theme. I cant imagine Easter without Hot cross buns, since this week's is Easter food i couldnt stop myself as a kid's friendly chocolate chips loaded buns with orange. Since orange and chocolate chips works awesome together, obviously this hot cross buns came out extremely fabulous.

Chocolate chips Hot cross buns

3+1/2cups Bread flour
75grams Butter
1cup Luke warm milk
1tbsp Instant yeast
2tbsp Orange zest
1/2tsp Salt
1/4cup Sugar
1/4cup Orange juice
1/2cup Chocolate chips or roughly chopped chocolate pieces

For Cross:
3tbsp Flour
2tbsp Water

Honey Glaze:
1tbsp Honey
1tsp Water

For Sugar cross:
1cup Icing sugar
1tbsp Water

Take the flour, yeast. sugar,salt in a bowl.

Add the lukewarm milk, orange juice, butter,orange zest and knead everything well until the dough turns soft and stiff dough.

Grease a bowl, drop the dough, wrap it and arrange in a warm place until its gets double in volume.

Punch the dough and add the chocolate chips or chopped chocolate pieces, now knead the dough again for 5minutes.

Divide the dough into 9 medium balls or 12 small balls, shape them well and place in a baking tray lined with a baking sheet. Cover the dough with a towel and let it sit for 45 minutes.

Meanwhile make a thick paste of flour and water and fill this in a ziplock bag. Make cross over each bun.

Orange hot cross buns with chocolate chips

Preheat the oven for 350F and bake these buns for 20 min or until the crust turns golden brown. Now prepare the honey glaze and brush the top of the buns generously.

Transfer to wire rack and allow it to cool completely.

Now prepare the icing sugar glaze and filled it in piping bag, pipe again the cross on the top of the buns.

Enjoy.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this BM#74.

12 comments:

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

those hot cross buns look superb Priya..and not to mention orange and chocolate treat!

Priya Vj said... Reply To This Comment

Your post title instantly reminded me of the nursery rhyme " HOt cross buns hot cross buns one a penny 2 a penny hot cross buns " .. for some reason the name Hot cross buns has always excited me...and this combo of orange and chocolate is an absolute favorite of mine :)
Yumm...droooling here....

Sarita said... Reply To This Comment

These orange chocolate buns looks really tempting.. Drooling pics.

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

Every year this was my reason for loving Easter - I would always beg my Mom to get these but with your orange and chocolate flavor - it must put these over the top!

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

Orange and chocolate are a treat together isn't it? It's amazing how you combined these two to take the normal buns to another level all together... Delicious...

Sharmila- The Happie Friends Potpourri corner said... Reply To This Comment

Love that crust , It looks awesome!!

Sandhiya said... Reply To This Comment

Those buns are prefect Priya, as i'm having my evening tea while reading this, i would love to grab few for my tea :-)

Rajani said... Reply To This Comment

orange flavor in a bread sounds so exciting.

Ruchi Indu said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful, golden colored hot cross buns. They have come out perfectly. Feel like biting them now...

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

Your hot cross buns look absolutely stunning Priya. I wish I could have a few myself.

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Wow I am drooling over these buns , chocolate and orange always a favourite combination .

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

Love the combo. Droolworthy.