Fuel Friday

β€œHealthier hot cross buns”

πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ It's Easter time so why not make these delicious healthier hot cross buns for the whole family to enjoy?
Get the kids involved πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬
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This recipe is from the amazing Teresa Cutter from @healthychef. I just LOVE her recipes πŸ’•
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INGREDIENTS 🧐
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Start this recipe the day before πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
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🐰 320 g (11 1/2 oz / 2 3/4 cups) whole meal spelt flour
🐰50 g (1 3/4 oz / 1/2 cup) rye flour
🐰10 g fresh yeast or 1 sachet 5 g dried yeast (I used fresh yeast bought from my local bakery)
🐰2 tablespoons raw honey
🐰250 ml (8 3/4 fl oz / 1 cup) milk of your choice
🐰2 organic eggs
🐰grated zest of 1 orange
🐰1 teaspoon vanilla paste
🐰½ teaspoon sea salt
🐰2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
🐰1 teaspoon ground ginger
🐰150 ml (5 1/4 oz) extra virgin olive oil
🐰300 g (10 1/2 oz / 2 cups) raisins or golden sultanas
🐰100 g (3 1/2 oz) dried chopped apricots
🐰100 g (3 1/2 oz) good quality 70 per cent dark eating chocolate, melted

πŸ₯š EGG WASH
🐣1 organic egg
🐣2 tablespoons of milk

METHOD
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Day 1
πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Combine the flours, yeast, honey, milk, eggs, orange zest, vanilla and salt into the bowl of your bench top mixer.
πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Mix with a dough hook at low speed until combined then increase the speed to medium and mix for about 8 minutes or until smooth.
πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Add the oil slowly, a little at a time until it is all incorporated into the dough. Take your time and don’t add too much at once.
πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Add the raisins and apricots and mix gently until just mixed in then turn off your mixer and remove the bowl.
πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Cover your bowl with plastic wrap and allow to rest at room temperature for about 1 hour.
πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Place the dough into the fridge overnight to rest and develop for a further 12 hours. This dough is quite sturdy, so if you go over 12 hours, that’s ok, as long as you cook the dough the following day. Resting also loosens the dough so you end up with a light and fluffy hot cross bun
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Day 2
πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Divide dough into 24 even size portions.
πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Leave to prove in a warm place for about 2 hours. This depends on the warmth of your kitchen… I usually turn the oven on just to warm the kitchen and help them prove and they should at least double in size.
πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Preheat oven to 180 C
πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Make an egg wash using 1 whole egg and 2 tablespoons of milk.
πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Brush tops of the buns with egg wash.
πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Bake for 35 – 40 minutes or until golden and baked through.
πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Cool slightly
πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Melt chocolate then pipe over the buns before serving. Enjoy 😊