Sunday, April 1, 2018

Eggless Dark Chocolate Hot Cross Buns/Easter Special Chocolate Hot Cross Buns

Today is Easter here, and i cant imagine Easter without hot cross buns. Though i have tried couple of Hot cross buns, i was looking for a chance to bake some chocolate loaded hot cross buns. Chocolate is our family favourite, obviously i couldnt stop myself to bake some chocolate loaded hot cross buns.Wiki says that  "A hot cross bun is a spiced sweet bun made with currants or raisins, marked with a cross on the top, and traditionally eaten on Good Friday in the British Isles, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and some parts of the Americas". The cake marks the end of Lent and different parts of the hot cross bun have a certain meaning, including the cross representing the crucifixion of Jesus, and the spices inside signifying the spices used to embalm him at his burial. They are now available all year round in some places.

Eggless Dark Chocolate Hot Cross buns

Hot cross buns may go on sale in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand as early as New Year's Day or after Christmas.In Australia and New Zealand, a chocolate version of the bun has become popular; coffee-flavoured buns are also sold in some Australian bakeries. They generally contain the same mixture of spices, but chocolate chips are used instead of currants. There are also sticky date and caramel versions, as well as mini versions of the chocolate and traditional bun.Obviously my today's Chocolate Hot cross buns is an Australian version of Easter Special Hot cross buns. These buns are super delicious with a mild flavor of all the spices went in it. Prefect to enjoy either for breakfast or for dinner, trust me this chocolate loaded Easter buns will definitely please some hungry tummies around you. Completley eggless, these buns tastes extremely delicious served with any sort of spreads.

Eggless Chocolate hot cross buns,Easter Hot cross buns

3+1/2cups Bread flour
75grams Butter
1cup Luke warm milk
1/4cup Unsweetened cacao powder
1+1/2tbsp Instant yeast
1/2tsp Salt
1/2tsp Cinnamon powder
1/4tsp Nutmeg powder
1/4tsp Clove powder
1/4cup Sugar
1/4cup Honey
1/2cup Chocolate chips

For Cross:
3tbsp Flour
2tbsp Water

Honey Glaze:
1tbsp Honey
1tsp Water

Take the flour,unsweetened cacao powder, yeast.cinnamon powder,nutmeg powder,clove powder, sugar,salt,chocolate chips in a bowl.

Add the lukewarm milk, honey, butter 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 knead the dough again.

Divide the dough into 9 equal balls, shape them well and place in a baking tray lined with a baking sheet with enough space in between.

Eggless Chocolate Hot Cross buns

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.

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.


Dark Chocolate Hot cross buns


Ruchi's Veg Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Chocolate buns looks so great.. muat very flavourful.. so delicious..

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely buns.. kids will surely like them.

Padmajha said... Reply To This Comment

So innovative! These must have tasted so delicious Priya. Count you to come up with such wonderful recipes!

Sujata Roy said... Reply To This Comment

Hot cross buns looks gorgeous. Can feel the taste and flavour. Awesome share 👌

Soma Mukherjee said... Reply To This Comment

The chocolate version of the hot cross buns are look so tempting want to pick one up and taste, loved your recipe too.

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

I've yet to make the normal ones and you now tempt me with these lovely chocolate ones. Beautiful hot cross buns.

Lathiya said... Reply To This Comment

Chocolate hot cross buns looks I could have some.. didn't had a chance to taste it

Aruna said... Reply To This Comment

Hot-cross buns! Hot-cross buns! One a penny, two a penny, hot-cross buns! That is the rhyme in my head now. Adding cocoa to them only makes them more appealing. :)

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

Making the buns with chocolate makes it more kid loved, isn't it? Looks so good, and with so many spices, this would have been a play on the tongue...

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yummy. Plan to make it with plain good old Maida.

Jyoti Babel said... Reply To This Comment

I wish I was your neighbour! How to manage to cook such variety. These buns look great - I will love them with a cup of coffee

Maria Nasir said... Reply To This Comment

OMG! Look at these gorgeous buns!Priya, they have my name written all over them! I bet they were gone as soon as they came out of the oven. 😊

JollyHomemadeRecipes said... Reply To This Comment

Chocolate buns looks amazing, I can munch it anytime and your one must be very delicious..loved ur recipe

Priya Satheesh said... Reply To This Comment

How beautiful it is... So tempting sis !

Hayley said... Reply To This Comment

Although I live in the UK and eat plenty of Hotcross Buns every Easter, I yet to make them at home :) Yours looks so delicious and surely will try this recipe next year.

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

Dark chocolate hot cross buns look so soft and delicious. I am yet to try regular hot cross and here you are with another variation. Hats off to you.

jayashree said... Reply To This Comment

Everytime I read your bakes, I feel its time for me to learn sometjhing new. Wonderful ones here, they look so good.

sujitha said... Reply To This Comment

Feels like to sing the song "Hot cross buns".. Perfectly baked Buns priya akka.. Looks tempting... The Chocolate variation is a fantastic twist..

Avin said... Reply To This Comment

They are on my to do list for a while 😚 your look really good😚😚