Chocolate Orange Hot Cross Buns

Prep time: 25 minutes
Baking time: 15 minutes

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Ingredients
500g strong flour
60g Gem caster sugar
2 tsp mixed spice
2 tsp ground cinnamon
14g dried yeast
pinch salt
2 medium eggs
300ml milk
70g Gem raisins
70g Gem dark chocolate chocolate drops
40g butter, room temperature
zest 1 orange

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Topping
60g plain flour
Water
Golden syrup/honey to glaze

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Method
Into your stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment, add the salt, strong flour, caster
sugar, yeast, spices, eggs & lukewarm milk. (Keep the yeast and the salt seperate)

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Mix this together for 5 minutes until you have an elastic dough.

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Add the butter and mix until completely blended into the dough.

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Place this dough into a greased bowl, cover with a kitchen cloth and leave somewhere warm
until its doubled in size.

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Once doubled in size, knock the air out and place back in the mixing bowl with the dough hook attachment.

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Add the orange zest, raisins and chocolate drops and mix until combined.

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Turn this dough out onto a floured surface and divide into 12 balls.

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Place these on a lined baking tray allowing some space in between and cover with a cloth and prove again until doubled in size.

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Preheat your oven to 200C/180C fan.

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To make the hot cross bun topping, simply mix the flour with some water until you have athick flour paste.

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Pop this into a piping bag and just before the buns go into the oven, pipe a cross on the top of each one.

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Place these into the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes.

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Once baked, remove and place on a wire rack to cool.

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Before serving, glaze the hot cross buns with warm golden syrup or honey.

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