April 10, 2009
Issue #018


Happy Easter! Here is a new twist to an old recipe for all chocolate lovers.

Chocolate Hot Cross Buns

4 cups all-purpose flour
1 packet dry yeast
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
3 eggs
2/3 cup chocolate chips
1 egg white


1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 tablespoon milk

Combine 2 cups flour, yeast, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl. In a small saucepan, heat milk, oil, salt, and sugar stirring constantly over medium heat. Add liquid to dry ingredients. Add 3 eggs and stir well for 1 minute. Beat rigorously for 4 minutes.

Stir in chocolate chips. Next add as much as you can of the remaining 2 cups flour a little at a time. Spread flour over a clean counter or chopping board and begin kneading dough for about 4 minutes. Form ball with dough and place in a greased bowl, covered with a clean towel. Let rise for about 1 1/2 hours. Punch down the dough, let dough rest for about 15 minutes.

Divide dough up into small balls (makes about 15 buns). Cover with a clean towel and let rise another 30 minutes. Make a cross across the top of the balls with your finger. Brush tops of buns with egg white. Bake in a 375F (180C) degree oven for 12-14 minutes. Cool for a few minutes then drizzle chocolate icing over the top of each bun to trace the cross.

Click here for the traditional cinnamon and raisin hot cross bun recipe...

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