Easter is here and that can only mean hot cross buns and Easter eggs galore. Make these hot cross buns and woo your mates/family! They are wholesome healthy and not little rock’s – plus sugar free!
If your body can easily digest dairy and wheat, there is no reason to eliminate it from your diet. Sugar on the other hand should and can be removed easily. With no nutritional value and a world of body issues to follow, the least sugar you consume the better. But that doesn’t mean missing out on Easter and cake all together. Sure eat those Cadbury Easter eggs (I mean there’s an Oreo flavour this year… drool) but rather than stuffing your face with sugary white flour hot cross buns, simply make your own. You will be surprised with the outcome and then you know exactly what is in them. This recipe includes dairy and yeast but the result is delicious fluffy sugarfree hotties ready for any Easter party!
HOT CROSS BUNS
INGREDIENTS – makes 9-12
4 1/3 cups wholemeal flour
1 3/4 cup full fat milk
1 tsp rice malt syrup or honey
1 Tbs yeast
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp sea salt
1 Tbs stevia (sugar replacement)
1/2 cup of raisins or dark choc finely diced (You could even do half half – otherwise make a double batch. Both delish)
warm the milk, add yeast, rice malt syrup and only 1 Tbs of the flour. Whisk and cover for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile sift 4 cups of flour, add salt, stevia, spices etc. Place butter in flour and using your fingers rub it into the mix until crumbly. Pour in the yeast mix and the whisked egg. Add sultanas or dark chocolate. Mix together. Cover and leave aside for 40 mins. Mixture should almost double in size.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
Sprinkle some extra flour on bench. Knead dough and roll into even balls. Place on tray next to each other. They will expand and stick but that’s the point so close in fine. Cover for another 5-10 minutes.
Meanwhile mix left over flour and water (can add stevia if you wish) into a paste. Place in snap lock bag and cut the tip off to create a piping bag. Pipe out the cross along each bun in both directions.
Place in oven for 20 minutes.
Enjoy warm with a slither of butter and cuppa! Happy Easter !