It’s Easter time!
And what says Easter more than a good ‘ol Hot Cross Bun?
A guilt free, super easy, gluten free Hot Cross Bun, that’s what!
I’ve always been a fan of these little sweeties. I mean, they’re just so soft and sweet.
So this year I decided to whip up my very own batch that were totally gluten free, veeeery easy (a prerequisite in my kitchen) and just delicious enough to enjoy but not so full of refined sugar that you feel compelled to devour the lot in a frenzy of butter and crumbs!
Here they are… Gluten Free, Super easy (and deliciously guilt free) Hot Cross Buns!
For the Bun
450g gluten free bread mix (I use Orgran)
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/4 teaspoon mixed spice (or you can add your own preferred spices)
1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
25 grams organic butter, softened
1/2 cup organic sultanas
1/2 cup organic raisins
1 sachet dried yeast
450ml warm filtered water
Pinch of sea or rock salt
For the Cross
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup gluten free self raising flour
(or you can just drizzle a regular icing mix using icing sugar and milk) 😉
What to Do
Preheat oven to 220 degrees Celsius. In a large bowl, combine butter, coconut sugar, sultanas, raisins and yeast with warm water and stir to combine (use a wooden spoon). When thoroughly mixed, add bread mix and use wooden spoon to combine.
Cover and allow the dough to rest for 15 to 20 minutes. While you wait, dust your kitchen bench with more gluten free flour and when ready, place the dough on the counter and knead until it becomes “elastic”.
Mold the mixture into balls and place on a greased oven tray, cover and allow to sit for a further 45 minutes to rise.
In a smaller bowl, combine the cross “icing” and place into a piping bag (or just use a plastic bag and snip a small hole in the end)
You can brush each bun with some melted coconut oil before applying the cross and placing in the oven to bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
Share with a friend or bake a batch for the neighbors. Just what ever you do, try them and spread the word!
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Till then, lovely… Happy Easter!
Here’s to Ditching the Diet!