Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns

 

Make your own gluten free hot cross buns this Easter.  These are simple to make using our Spicy Fruit Breadmix. You will be devouring these spicy buttered little morsels in no time at all. Not to mention the delicious aroma of them baking filling your house and getting everyone into Easter celebration mood.

You will need:
500g Spicy Fruit Bread Mix
1 cup dried fruit
80g sugar or honey or date syrup
12g gluten free yeast 
½ lemon, zest and juice (optional)
½ orange, zest and juice (optional)

575mls slightly warm water.

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl or you can use you mixer with a dough hook. Keep mixing until a dough is formed. 

Tip out on to a floured surface. 

Divide into 9 or 12 equal sized portions, depending on how large a bun you want.

Place in a lined sided tin, keeping the buns close together but not quite touching, this lets them rise up instead of out. 

To make crosses
1 heaped tablespoon white gluten free flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder, 

1 heaped teaspoon sugar

Mix with enough water to a form a paste.

Put into piping bag or snap lock bag with the corner snipped off.

Pipe on crosses and leave to rise in a warm, draft free place. There is no set time for rising but they should be nearly doubled in size.

Once risen, bake in a hot oven, 200°C for 30 mins.

To make glaze
¼ cup sugar or honey.
¼ water

Bring all to the boil gently and mix together.

Brush onto buns when they come straight out of the oven.

Remove from tin and leave on a wire rack to cool.

Serve with lashings of butter. These keep well in a cotton bread bag on the bench. They are best served warm. A light toasting on the second day (if you have any left) will freshen them up.