Chocolate Hot Cross Buns Recipe

By February 28, 2013 March 8th, 2017 No Comments


  • 600g plain flour
  • 2 tsp dry yeast
  • 60g brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 250ml milk, lukewarm
  • 2 tbsp orange marmalade, chopped
  • 40g unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup currants
  • ½ cup small chocolate chips or chopped chocolate buttons
  • 1 tbsp mixed peel, optional


  • Plain flour
  • Water




Chocolate_hot_cross_buns Mix together the flour, yeast, sugar, cinnamon, mixed spice,           cocoa and salt.

In a separate bowl, add milk, eggs and marmalade.

Slowly add

  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • ½ cup water

the dry mixture to the wet or, if using a stand mixer with a  dough-hook, wet mixture to the dry.

When mixed through, knead in the softened butter, then the choc-chips and currants/mixed peel. Knead for 5 more minutes.

Spray a large bowl with canola oil, put dough in, and cover with cling film. Allow to prove until it doubles in size (mine took about 1 hour).

Re-knead for 3 minutes and then divide into 15 rolls, place them on a greased baking tray about 2cm apart, re-cover with cling wrap and leave to prove a second time until they double in size.

Preheat oven to 190°C.

Put the crosses on the buns by mixing some flour and water in a zip lock bag until it makes a runny-ish paste.  Cut the corner off the zip lock bag and pipe on the crosses.

Bake in oven for 10-15 minutes until they start to brown on top.


Whilst hot, make the glaze by boiling the ingredients together until the sugar has dissolved. Brush on with a pastry brush.


Source: kidspot



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