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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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