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HEALTHY HOT CROSS BUNS

April 14, 2017
How do you make HOT CROSS BUNS that are free from high inflammatory ingredients, processed sugars and fake flavours? Easy!
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I first created these for a private client of mine in New York, an actress with an A-lister profile and an awareness of how important it is to eat clean to maintain optimal health and wellness 
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Last year, my beautiful client had a craving for hot cross buns in the fall - she told me they were her favourite comfort food of choice made by her mother during the cooler months, always eaten piping hot straight out of the oven, YUM 
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So how could I not share this recipe with you today? Enjoy ✌
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HAPPY HOT CROSS BUNS
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You need:
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✨175g coconut milk
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✨75g vegan butter or ghee
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✨10g dried yeast
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✨1/4 warm water
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✨1 teaspoon organic maple syrup
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✨1 egg, beaten OR 1 flax egg
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✨500g gluten free flour mix (I used my own blend, shared with you a few insta posts ago)
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✨70g coconut sugar
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✨1/2 teaspoon sea salt
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✨50g currants or sultanas
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✨2 teaspoons cinnamon
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✨1 teaspoon nutmeg
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✨1 teaspoon allspice
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OPTIONAL add-ins:
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✨50G soy-lecithin-free chocolate chips
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✨75g macadamia nut pieces
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YOU DO
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Heat milk, add butter and whisk together until melted. Leave to cool
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Combine yeast, warm water and honey in bowl - whisk to combine, cover with a tea towel and leave for 5-10 mins to become frothy
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Combine flour, sugar, salt, spices, dried fruit and optional extras. Make a well in the centre, add egg and yeast mixture. Fold together with a wooden spoon. The mixture will be sticky.
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Cover with a tea towel, leave for an hour to expand. Turn out onto a lightly floured bench top and knead - not to knead for 30 secs
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Divide into 12 equal pieces and roll into balls. Place dough balls on a lined baking tray and cover again for an hour to rise further. Pre-heat oven to 200C/400F and bake for 10-15 mins or until golden brown.
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If you want white lines across the buns, mix 2 tbs of tapioca flour + 2 tbs water & pipe across the top before placing in the oven OR pipe warmed coconut butter (I used @nutiva manna) across the buns after baking is complete.
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Glaze with a little brown rice syrup and ENJOY

How do you make HOT CROSS BUNS that are free from high inflammatory ingredients, processed sugars and fake flavours? Easy! I first created these for a private client of mine in New York, an actress with an A-lister profile and an awareness of how important it is to eat clean to maintain optimal health and wellness  Last year, my beautiful client had a craving for Continue Reading…

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