Gluten-Free Hot Cross Buns


by: KrazyKiwi

We all know that Hot Cross Buns are associated with marking the end of Lent, so we've made a gluten-free option that everyone can enjoy. There is an aBUNdance of antioxidants in the raisins, and also, in the cinnamon which has been used medically for thousands of years. Just in case¦ the cinnamon spice represents the spices used for the anointing of Jesus’ body for burial and the cross symbolises the crucifixion. Happy Easter enjoying this significant treat.


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serves: 15

For the Dough

285 ml milk

50 g butter

500 g all purpose baking mix

1 tsp salt

30 ml maple syrup

7 g yeast

1 egg, beaten

100 g raisins

1 Zest of orange

1 tsp ground cinnamon

For the Cross

75 g flour

For the Glaze

30 ml maple syrup

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Hot Cross Buns

Servings Per Recipe: 15

Amount per Serving

Calories: 228

  • Total Fat: 5 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 2.8 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 24 mg
  • Sodium: 210.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 39.9 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  •     Sugars: 7.5 g
  • Protein: 6 g

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1.   Bring milk to a boil, then remove from heat and add in the butter. Leave to cool.

2.  Combine the flour, salt, maple syrup, and yeast in a bowl. Make a well in the center then pour in the milk and butter mixture.

3.  Add in the egg then combine everything together until a sticky dough is formed.

4.  Tip on to a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. About 5 minutes.

5.  Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with cling film and leave in a warm place until dough has doubled in volume. About an hour.

6.  Put the raisins into the dough and knead it in. Leave to rise for 1 more hour.

7.  Divide the dough into even pieces(about 75 grams each).

8.  Roll each piece of dough into a ball. Arrange on a baking tray lined with parchment paper then set aside to proof for another hour.

9.  Heat the oven to 200C/390F.

10.  Mix the extra flour with about 5 tbsp. of water, forming a thick paste. Spoon this mixture into a piping bag. Pipe onto the buns to create the crosses.

11.  Bake for 20 minutes.

12.  Brush maple syrup over the top of each bun.

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