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Herbert's Choc Cross Buns



12 portion(s)


  • 280 g Milk
  • 15 g dried yeast
  • 80 g Butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 40 g sugar
  • 500 g bakers flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 60 g Currents
  • 180 g mixed chocolate chips (milk, dark and white)

Cross Mixture

  • 80 g plain flour
  • 80 g cold water
  • 1 tsp oil

Sugar Syrup

  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp raw sugar
  • 6
    1h 30min
    Preparation 1h 10min
  • 7
  • 8
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      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

  1. Pre-heat oven to 190 degrees (fan forced).

  2. Add milk to mixing bowl and heat 1 minute, 100 degrees, speed 1.

  3. Add ingredients in this order: yeast, butter, sugar, egg, cocoa, cinnamon, salt and flour. Mix for 6 seconds, speed 6.

  4. Set to and knead for 5 minutes. Add currents and for a further 30 seconds. Allow dough to sit for 5 minutes to cool slightly in the bowl. Then add frozen chocolate chips and for a further 1 minute.

  5. Turn the dough out onto a silicone mat and wrap. Allow to prove for 1 hour or until doubled in size.

  6. Whilst dough is proving, clean and dry mixing bowl. Place flour, water and oil into bowl and mix 30 seconds, speed 3. Pour mix into piping bag and set aside.

    Clean and dry bowl. Add sugar and water and heat for 2 minutes, 100 degrees, speed 4. Place in cup and set aside.

  7. Break dough into portions and form into breadrolls. Place together on a lined baking tray and pipe with crosses. Allow to prove for another 10 minutes.

  8. Place buns in the oven and bake for 15 - 20 minutes until cooked through. Remove from oven and brush with sugar syrup.


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Freeze your chocolate chips so that they keep their form whilst cooking.

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