Cranberry and Choc Chip Hot Cross Buns

Need an Easter treat recipe? Try this cranberry and choc chip hot cross buns recipe for a delicious baked treat today. Stork – love to bake.

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Bun Ingredients

500g flour
1 tsp (5ml) salt
12.5ml mixed spice
Good pinch cinnamon and nutmeg
60g Stork Baking Margarine
25ml sugar
10g sachet instant yeast
25ml mixed peel
½ cup (125ml) cranberries
½ cup (125ml) chocolate chips
1 egg, beaten
1 cup (250ml) milk, warm
1 egg, beaten for brushing tops of buns

Piping Dough Ingredients

50g Stork Baking Margarine
50g flour
1ml baking powder
35ml milk

Step by step method

  1. Sift flour, salt and spices. Rub in Stork Bake until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs then add sugar, yeast, mixed peel, cranberries and chocolate chips.
  2. Add egg and milk to the flour mixture to form a soft dough. Knead for 5 minutes. Cover with a damp cloth and leave in a warm place to rise to double its size. Turn onto a floured board and knead lightly.
  3. Divide into equal portions and form each into a bun. Place on a greased tray. Cover and allow to rise for 20 – 30 minutes in a warm place.
  4. Brush with a little beaten egg then pipe a cross on the top.
  5. Bake at 220ºC for 10 – 15 minutes or until nicely browned.
  6. Rub Stork Bake into flour and baking powder.
  7. Add milk to form a paste. Mix well until smooth.
  8. Place into a plastic sandwich bag. Push to one corner to form a piping bag. Snip the end with a pair of scissors.