I have always been a huge fan of hot cross buns, they are fruity, fluffy sticky and warm.
That is why I got so excited when I finally got the courage to make them and I will be sharing with you my recipe for these insanely delicious hot cross buns.
Ingredients and steps combined:
11 g instant yeast
1 cup coconut milk (warm)
1/4 cup raw unrefined sugar
Mix them together and let them bubble for 10 minutes
Next step mix together:
1 free range egg room temperature
60 garams butter room temperature
1/2 cup warm water (35 to 40 c° not too hot)
Then add them to the mixture in the bowl then add gradually the dry ingredients
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
3 1/2 cup of whole wheat organic flour
Then cover it with a wet warm towel and let it rise for 30 minutes
Then lastly add the ddried fruits and the rinds
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup rasins
1/4 cup candidate orange rind
Knead them well together on a floured surface for 5 minutes.
Divide the dough into 16 pieces and form them into balls.
Turn the oven and let it heat up to 180c° and put the pan near the oven to rise in its warmth.
For the topping:
1/4 cup flour + 1tsp cornstarch (I used instant custard powder thats why it was yellow)
1/4 cup raw sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp vanilla
If the mixture is too thick add more water then pipe it into lines acros the buns tops.
After they are fully risen to their maximum height place them in the oven for 15 mins or until its golden on top.
Once you take them out you can brush them with honey or maple syrup for that shiny sticky finish.