Gluten & Dairy Free Hot Cross Buns
Updated: Aug 26, 2020
It's that time of year again Hot Cross Buns have been on the supermarket shelves for months now and the kids want in on the action. But Gluten and Dairy free hot crossy's are tough to find and one's that taste great and don't break the budget are even even harder! So I've fashioned my own recipe that ticks all the boxes and I'm going to share it with you.
This recipe makes 12 and freezes well, but as with all things gluten free they do taste better if warmed or toasted before eating if your not having them fresh from the oven.
1 1/2 Cups of room temp oat milk
2 x 7g Yeast packs
750g Gluten free flour
1/2 Cup caster sugar
3 tsp All spice
1/2 tsp Salt
1 cup Sultanas
125g Nuttlex melted
2 Eggs beaten lightly
1. Preheat oven to 190 and grease a 20 x 30cm slice pan
2. Combine 1/2 cup of milk with the yeast sachets and set aside for 10 minutes until frothy.
3. Meanwhile reserve 1/4 cup of flour in a separate bowl for the crosses.
Combine remaining flour, sugar, all spice, salt and sultanas in a large bowl, make a well in the centre and add butter, eggs, yeast mixture and enough of the remaining milk to form a dough ( this differs for me every time so I can't give an exact amount) *Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Clean out the bowl and then lightly oil it to prevent sticking and return the dough, covering with glad wrap and leaving to rise for about 40mins or when it has doubled in size.
*If you wish to use a thermomix like i did follow the same instructions using the thermomix bowl and use the kneading option for 2 minutes or until your dough has formed.
4. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes and divide dough up into 12 even pieces. Arrange them into the pan, it should be a snug fit.
5. Now for the crosses, add 2-3 tablespoons of water to the flour mixture that you set aside at the beginning and make a paste. Add the paste to a piping bag or if you don't have one like me add it to a snap lock bag and cut the corner off to make a piping bag. Pipe the crosses onto the tops of the buns.
6. Pop into the oven to bake for about 15-20 minutes or until golden.
And voila there you have it, a super simple recipe that will keep sensitive tummies happy without having to miss out on the lead up to Easter fun.