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Choc Chip Chai Hot Cross Buns



12 portion(s)


  • 1 heaped tablespoon T2 Choc Chip Chai Tea leaves, Or any brand of Chai Tea
  • 250 grams full cream milk


  • 250 grams Chai inflused milk, (reserved milk may require topping up with milk to 250g)
  • 1 tablespoon Dry instant yeast
  • 70 grams Butter, softened
  • 1 --- egg
  • 500 grams bakers flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 50 grams caster sugar
  • 250 grams chocolate chips


  • 80 grams plain flour
  • 100 grams water


  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
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    Appliance TM 5 image
    Recipe is created for
    TM 5
    Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

    Chai Infused Milk
  1. Add tea leaves and milk to bowl and heat for 10 minutes/90 degrees/speed 1
  2. Strain milk into bowl and set aside to cool before continuing
  3. Dough
  4. Add Chai infused milk (top up to 250g) and yeast into bowl and heat for 1 minute/37 degrees/speed 1
  5. Add flour, butter, egg, salt and sugar to bowl and mix 6 seconds/speed 6
  6. Scrape down sides of bowl and knead for 2-3 minutes in dough mode
  7. Place in a bowl and cover with a towel (or wrap in your ThermoMat) and keep in a warm place for around 30 minutes (until dough has doubled in size)
  8. Preheat oven to 220 degrees and prepare baking tray (grease and line)
  9. Once dough has proved knead the choc chips into the dough and divide into 12 equal portions and roll into your bun shape, placing close together on baking tray
  10. Piping
  11. Place flour and water in bowl and combine 30 seconds/speed 4
  12. Pour into piping bag or ziplock bag with corner snipped off and pipe crosses onto your buns
  13. Place buns into oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden
  14. Syrup
  15. Place water and sugar into mixing bowl and cook 2 minutes/100 degrees/speed 4
  16. Brush the syrup over the top of the warm buns and leave to cool slightly before serving

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I like adding the choc chips in later so they don't melt during the proving but you could freeze the choc chips and add them after kneading
10 seconds/reverse/speed 5

Would be nice served with some cinnamon honey butter

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