Wholemeal vanilla, Chocolate chip hot cross bunsI made these for my boys on Easter Friday, these had to be special for my youngest, 14yr old J, he won't eat anything if I put fruit in it!! grrrrr, im working on it!!
I only rose these the once so the finished bun had much larger holes, not the nice fine bread that you get when you punch it down and give it a second play. Turning them out and shaping the balls will do that which I have included in the recipe. I just cut them into squares straight in the bowl I rose them in.They must have been OK though because I took the first photo when they came out of the oven then the next thing I knew there was only one left, both of the boys and my dear husband had devoured the lot leaving one lonely bun sitting all by itself waiting for a photo! so I quickly got it and before I knew it he was gone too!!
Hope you all enjoyed your Easter break, the 5days off was amazing!! blissful actually. All is good though, I am back with a vengeance and must keep up with my goals!!
2 1/2 cups 'OO' flour or plain flour
1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Seeds from 2 vanilla beans or 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup warm water
1/2 cup nut milk, soy milk or skim milk
1/4 cup room temperature butter or coconut oil
1 sachet of yeast (2 tsp)
1./2 cup dark chocolate chips
2 tbs coconut palm sugar
1 tbs warm water
Place all ingredients into a bread machine in the order that they have been mentioned minus the chocolate chips. Set to the dough setting and start.
Once dough is finished turn into a large oil lined bowl and gently knead chocolate into the dough. Cover with cling film and leave in a draft free spot to double in size. About 1 hour.
Turn out and divide into 9 equal pieces. In a baking paper or greased square dish place the balls 3 x 3 so that they all touch each other. Set aside to rise again then bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 25-30 minutes or until they sound hollow.
Whilst it is still hot mix the sugar and water until the sugar has dissolved then brush over the buns with a pastry brush.
They are best eaten whilst still warm..