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Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns by claremanson Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns by claremanson
Warm soft and fluffy chocolate hot cross buns with gooey chocolate chips and sweet sugar glaze.

This was my first time using yeast. Up until now I have kept away from it because it takes so long to work with. It had to take something pretty special to make me give in and this was it! I can not stand the spice and dried fruit of traditional hot cross buns so when I saw these I got very excited and just had to make them.

I split the recipe in two, half gluten free so I could try some and half normal flour. It was surprising to see just how very different the two came out. I am also going to lie and tell you I purposely added more cocoa powder because we love chocolate not because I mixed up my cup sizes as I normally work with grams! (The extra cocoa was great though!)
The gluten free version was very dense and didn't rise very much so if you plan on giving this a go gluten free, a different GF flour blend than the rice flour, tapioca and potato blend I use from ASDA might be a good idea to try.
The normal version (pictured) however was so soft, fluffy and well risen! The family loved them and my husband took some to work! I highly recommend giving this recipe a go.

If you are interested in seeing the difference between the two versions I posed a photo of the two together over on my facebook page [link]

To get the recipe visit cakecrumbs, I have wanted to try out one of her recipes for so long, it was great to finally do so.


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solarflare04 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Do the daughters get them first? I can never remember... :)
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claremanson Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh yes, they are my official taste testers :)
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solarflare04 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You've got two daughters?
Note to my mum: If you ever make hot cross buns, please forget my sister is supposed to get them first! :)
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claremanson Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: yes two girls, 3 and almost 6 :)
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solarflare04 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh :)
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EvilLittleSin Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
look yummy
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claremanson Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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CosmicSix Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student General Artist
mmmm.. I wish I had these for easter now XD
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claremanson Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
the good thing about hot cross buns in the UK is you can have them all year round and it won't be weird :)
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CosmicSix Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student General Artist
thats true :)
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autumnicity Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Mm looks amazing~ Just wondering, what do you do with all your baking, since you make so much of it? I always find that I never know what to do with it ;c
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claremanson Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I mostly bake for my family and friends, not myself, if after giving to those there is still leftovers I use whatever it is to make something else or if there is a lot of it give it to my husband to take to work for his friends.
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autumnicity Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Ah, that's what I thought. It's always nice to make treats for loved ones, isn't it? Thanks for the reply - I had always wondered where these tasty treats end up. C:
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claremanson Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
making things for loved ones is why i love baking so much, I might not be good at much but I can at least do that for them :)
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autumnicity Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Based off of your photographs, I'd say anyone who's tried one of your treats is lucky ^-^ Do you tend to make the same old favourites or experiment with new recipes when making things for others?
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claremanson Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i rarely make the same thing twice apart from my strawberry cheesecake my dad is always asking for. as soon as i get the basic flavours and textures for things sorted i always try to experiment with different flavours for it after that.
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Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, they look tasty :) We tried the chocolate orange ones from M&S, but I didn't really like them. These look yummy though :D
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claremanson Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I saw the advert on TV for those, I did wonder if they were any good.
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behindthesofa Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Chocolate ones seem like a way better idea than normal ones! I don't mind working with yeast too much. I've been baking my own bread and if you plan it out the waiting isn't too bad :D
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claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Barely anyone I know or my husband knows like the normal kind, he went round work asking if anyone wanted a hot cross bun, they all said they don't like them, then he told them they were chocoalte and they all dived in!
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behindthesofa Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
That's the usual reaction when there's chocolate involved!
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claremanson Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
everything is better with chocolate :) probably why I use it so much!
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Pevansy Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yum yum
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:iconfaizza:
faizza Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omggggg....yummmyyyyy :D
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claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks :)
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:iconfaizza:
faizza Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcome :D
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wind-princess Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for posting this, I had to do it immediately :lol: Now I'm waiting for my little buns to grow and I'm sooo hungry ...
In Germany we don't know cross buns but the dough tastes like a chocolate version of my favourite yeast-raised pastries and now I'm really excited.
Hope that mine will look a little bit like yours! Beautiful photo as always :heart:
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claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I too just had to make them when I saw them! You are not missing out with regards to traditional hot cross buns, unless you like spices and dried fruits of course but you could always look up a recipe for that if you do :)
how did they turn out?
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wind-princess Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, dried fruits and spices are not my favourites ... maybe for christmas, but not to Easter times :meow: And chocolate is always better!
They've turned out great but I'm a little sweetie, I need more sugar =D Will try them again with more sugar and a bit salt as something was missing there.
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claremanson Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: i thought they needed a little more sweetness too, careful not to add too much, when watching a cooking show that was about baking with yeast it said if you add too much sugar it kills the yeast.
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TotalDestruction101 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Looks Scrumptious!
It looked so yummy, I had to capitalize the letter 's'. ^^
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claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: thank you :)
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TotalDestruction101 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! :)
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clare22 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks so good, I want to try making some! Where abouts on cakecrumbs can I find this recipe?!
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claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
click the photo in the description, she has a link to it there.
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clare22 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :D
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vennja10 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Oooh nom nom
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kechara-chan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have a link to the cakecrumbs recipe, I tried just looking online and got a huge amount of hits from google.
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claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
it's in cakecrumbs photo's description, she posts her recipes on her blog :)
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kechara-chan Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know who cakecrumbs is
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claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: click on the photo I linked in the description of my photo :)
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kechara-chan Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you
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LuffyNoTomo Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
awesome =3 looks cute too
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claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks :)
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LuffyNoTomo Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
:3
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
They turned out lovely! Accident or no, the extra cocoa can only be a good thing! I usually use dutch processed cocoa for these cause it makes them extra chocolatey and gives that lovely dark colour you have, but I didn't have enough on hand for the last batch.

Eee. i'm so exxcited that it turned out well for you. :la:
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claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
We don;t have much choice for proper cocoa powder over here, none in fact, I can only ever find Bournville, most people just use hot chocolate powder instead who don;t bake a lot, it really annoys me because you will never get the colour or the flavour but people think it's the same thing XD
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Oh dear. Indeed it is very much not the same thing. I imagine yours is the same as ours in that it's 1 part cocoa to 2 parts sugar.
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claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
along with all the added flavourings and such :S
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Toukatsu Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
These look like they'd go rather well with a glass of milk. *w*
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