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Spiced chocolate and orange hot cross buns


Serves: 8
timePrep time: 20 mins
timeTotal time:
Spiced chocolate and orange hot cross buns

Spiced chocolate and orange hot cross buns


Serves: 8
timePrep time: 20 mins
timeTotal time:

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Ingredients

  • 225g plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 25g Stork Original Spread
  • 1 tsp fast action dried yeast
  • 40g sugar
  • 15g cocoa powder
  • 55g milk chocolate, chopped
  • 55g dried apricots, chopped
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1 level tsp mixed spice
  • 150ml semi-skimmed milk
For the crosses
  • 25g Stork Original Spread
  • 55g plain flour
For the glaze
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh orange juice

Step by step

  1. Preheat the oven to 210°C, fan 190°C, gas 7. Sieve the flour and salt into a mixing bowl and rub in the Stork until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the yeast, sugar, cocoa, spice and orange zest.
  2. Warm the milk until lukewarm, pour into the flour mixture and mix to a soft dough.
  3. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead dough until elastic and no longer sticky. Cover with lightly oiled clingfilm and leave in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size. Knead in the chocolate and apricots and shape into 8-9 rolls and place them on a greased baking sheet. Cover with lightly oiled clingfilm and leave in a warm place for about 45 minutes.
  4. To make the crosses, blend the Stork with the flour and 4 tbsp of water. Gently remove the clingfilm from the buns and pipe the mixture into a cross on top of each.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven for about 15 minutes until golden brown.
  6. To make the glaze, gently warm the sugar and orange juice until dissolved. Brush over the hot buns, return to the oven and cook for a further 2 minutes.

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