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VEGAN HOTCROSS BUNS

RECIPES/SWEET TREATS/ HOTCROSS BUNS


⁣Since Easter is coming up and we always have hot cross buns at this time of the year, I baked some yummy vegan ones. ⁣

MAKES: PREP TIME: COOK TIME:

12 buns 1 hour 45 min 20 min

FOR THE HOT CROSS BUNS:

2 tsp instant yeast ⁣

1 tsp sugar ⁣

1/2 cup of warm water ⁣

3/4 cup warm almond milk

1/3 cup sunflower oil ⁣

a generous pinch of salt ⁣

2 tsp ground cinnamon ⁣

1 tsp ground nutmeg ⁣

1/4 cup sugar ⁣

1 1/2 tbsp lemon zest ⁣

3 1/2 cups all purpose flour ⁣

1/2 - 1 cup raisins (depending on how you prefer your hot cross buns, I love mine full of raisins) ⁣

FOR THE “Egg” WASH: ⁣

2 tbsp almond milk ⁣

2 tbsp maple syrup ⁣

FOR THE ICING: ⁣

1/2 cup icing sugar ⁣

1 tsp vanilla extract ⁣

2 tsp almond milk ⁣

MAKE THE HOT CROSS BUNS:

1. In an electric mixing bowl add the yeast, 1 tsp sugar and the lukewarm water. Set aside.⁣

2. When the yeast has foamed, add the almond milk, oil, salt, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, sugar, lemon zest, and 1 cup of flour and mix with a spoon. ⁣

3. Add 2 more cups of flour and using the dough hook set the mixer to medium speed. (If the dough is sticky, add some more flour) ⁣

4. After 4 minutes add the raisins. ⁣

5. Oil the inside of a bowl and place the dough inside, let it sit in a warm spot for 1 hour. ⁣

6. Line a rectangular baking tin (around 26cm x 30cm).⁣

7. After an hour remove the dough and knead it to get rid of any air pockets.⁣

8. Separate into 12 equal pieces. ⁣

9. Place in the baking tin (it’s okay if they touch). ⁣

10. Cover and place in a warm spot for 30 minutes. ⁣

11. Preheat oven to 180°C. ⁣

12. Mix the “eggs” wash ingredients together.⁣

13. After 30 minutes brush the vegan egg wash over each bun.⁣

14. Bake for about 20 minutes until they are golden.⁣

15. Remove from oven and allow to cool (do not separate them). ⁣

16. Mix the icing ingredients together. Add Place into a piping bag or a ziplock bag.⁣

17. Pipe the icing onto the buns to make the crosses. (3 horizontal lines and 4 vertical lines)⁣

18. Enjoy ! ⁣