Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sourdough Hot Cross Buns....Regular and Chocolate type

Sourdough Hot Cross Buns-

250g sourdough starter
1 tsp dried yeast
100g panella/rapadura
250mls milk
100g softened butter
600g spelt flour
200g mixture of sultana and currants (or chocolate chips if you prefer and 1 tbs of cocoa)
100mls water
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp Celtic sea/pink Himalayan salt

(Cross and glaze ingredients further down the page)
Mix all ingredients together, except for the salt.
Autolyse  for a  period of 50 minutes.
Add the salt and mix again, then turn out on to a lightly floured bench to knead until you get a lovely smooth ball of dough.
Pop the dough back into the bowl, plastic bag over the top and leave to prove.
Do a  couple of proves and folds over the next few hours.
Then tip out onto lightly floured surface again and divide into portions size you prefer (We made about 30)
Roll into balls, or simply divide to get a more square shape.
Pop them on a greased baking tray, cover and leave for another prove.
The dough is ready to be baked, when you press it in and it lightly springs back.
Crosses -make crosses from 1/4 cup of plain flour and 2 tbs of water.
Put into a piping bag. I use two pieces of paper sticky taped into a funnel shape.
Add more or less to suit. The thicker it is the harder it is to put on as in the picture on the left.

Bake for about 15 mins on 200 degrees
Glaze-
The glaze is what makes Hot Cross buns in my opinion.
Have ready to paint on as soon as you get them out of the oven.

1/2 cup of sugar of your choice (white, xylitol, panella)
1 tsp all spice
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon of water.
Mix and add more or less again to taste.
Paint on to buns as soon as they come out of the oven.

Divide among your crew but make sure you have some aside for you self as they disappear fast.
Most of us  like ours with butter but they are a couple who love them just as they are!!

Blessings to you and your homes,
 

4 comments:

Bernice Zieba said...

Dear Gae
They look realy tastey. Are they sweet? We've baked hot cross buns too this year. I used quite a diffrent recipe though. Happy Easter to you and your lovely family.

Anne said...

Hi Gae,
These look wonderful! I've never tried "sour-dough" hot cross buns. Thanks for the recipe. I enjoyed all your Easter posts and it looks like you and your family had a very nice Easter.
Congratulations on soon becoming a grandmother! That is great news! Time does fly.:-)
Blessings,
Anne ♥

Anne said...

Hi Gae,
These look wonderful! I've never tried "sour-dough" hot cross buns. Thanks for the recipe. I enjoyed all your Easter posts and it looks like you and your family had a very nice Easter.
Congratulations on soon becoming a grandmother! That is great news! Time does fly.:-)
Blessings,
Anne ♥

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