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Vegan Hot Cross Buns

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  • prep timeCooking time20 minutes
  • preparation timePrep time20 minutes
  • servingsServings12 portions
dairy free desserts
vegan desserts
recipe image Vegan Hot Cross Buns
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 1 pack of instant dried yeast (7g)
  • 3 tbsp and 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ¼ chopped walnuts
  • ½ banana, pureed
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Zest of one orange
  • ½ cup and 1 tsp of unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup and 1 tsp of warm water
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil, with extra for coating the buns
  • 5 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tbsp of apricot jam (or your favorite flavor of jam)
  • 1 tbsp of water
  • 200 g Violife creamy original
  • 3 tsp caramel syrup
  1. Mix the flour, salt, yeast, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, raisins, walnuts, banana puree, and orange and lemon zest in a large mixing bowl. Warm the almond milk, add the warm water and stir into the flour mixture. Then add olive oil and combine. When mixture has taken a dough like form, turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth. Make the dough into a ball and place in a lightly oiled glass bowl. Cover with cling film and place in a warm place to rise for 1 hour or until doubled.
  2. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and arrange on a lined baking tray. Cover and let rise for another half hour until double in size.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180°C. In a bowl mix the flour and water to create the bun paste. Once the dough has risen, using a piping bag create small crosses on each bun.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together two tablespoons of jam and 1 tablespoon of hot water.
  6. As soon as the buns are out of the oven, brush each bun with the apricot glaze and let cool on a wire rack. Whisk together the Violife Creamy Original and the caramel syrup.
  7. Cut the buns in half and fill with creamy caramel sauce.