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surprise hot choc cross buns



14 portion(s)


  • 250 grams Milk
  • 3 tsp dried yeast
  • 500 grams bakers flour
  • 80 grams Butter, softened
  • 40 grams sugar
  • 20 gram cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp bread improver
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pinch Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 14-15 pieces chocolate, mini eggs or blocks

  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • 4 tbsp water


  • 4 tbsp water
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 6
    1h 20min
    Preparation 1h 0min
  • 7
  • 8
    • 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

  1. 1. Place milk in bowl and heat 2 minutes, 37 degrees, speed 1.


    2. Add all other ingredients in order listed. Mix 6 seconds speed 6.


    3. Set machine 5 minutes Dough mode setting.


    4. Leave dough to sit in bowl with MC on lid for 15 minutes. 


    5. Tip out of bowl onto bread mat or clean bench. Weigh into portions of about 55-65 grams. 


    6. Press a mini choc egg or block of chocolate into the dough and pinch together to close while working into a ball. Do this for all portions of dough.


    7. Arrange dough balls on a tray and leave in a warm place to prove for 30-45 minutes or until almost doubled in size.


    8. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. While waiting for the oven to get to temperature make paste by putting the flour into TM bowl and add 3 tablespoons of the water and mix speed 4, 6 seconds. (you can also make this in a small bowl with a whisk). If paste is too thick add the rest of the water and mix again until smooth.


    9. Pipe crosses onto the buns and place in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes.


    10. Just before the buns are ready to come out of the oven put the water and sugar for the glaze into the bowl and cook for 3 minutes, varoma, speed 3.


    11. Spread glaze onto buns immeditately with a pastry brush once they are taken out of the oven. 

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I prove my buns by placing the tray with prepared rolls into the oven with a dish of boiling water in the bottom. 

You can use whatever chocolate you like. White choc would make a nice contrast to the milk choc bun. 

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  • Yummy Yummy This was my

    Submitted by Kreative Kappy on 28. March 2015 - 12:56.

    Yummy Yummy tmrc_emoticons.) This was my first go at Hot Cross Buns ever and as i type this i am already 3 down ... i reckon that that is success!

    I would maybe next time have a go at freezing the eggs as mine melted completly so there is no gooey choc centre.

    I tried to make the piping mixture in a bowl with a whisk  .. why i did i'll never know haha but once in the Thermomix it worked perfectly.

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