Making chocolate hot cross buns from scratch is a wonderful baking experience and actually easier than you think. And there’s nothing more satisfying than sitting down to enjoy the spoils with a cuppa following an afternoon of baking.
If you’ve never attempted making hot cross buns from scratch, don’t be afraid to try it. With these step-by-step videos (broken into bite-size pieces), you can see exactly what to do for each stage – including how to knead the dough for best results and what the dough should look like after proving so you can be confident, you’ll get great buns.
Watch these quick videos and you’ll be equipped with the techniques and know-how to get it right first time.
How to knead dough and proof dough
This video demonstrates how to knead your dough so that it gets the right amount of elasticity and rise when resting; otherwise known as proving. You’ll also see what your dough should look like before and after proving.
How to make perfect buns
Learn how to roll your dough into bun-shaped balls with this smoothing and tucking technique which will give you consistent shape when cooking buns together.
How to pipe hot cross buns
Making the perfect cross on your buns is easy if you follow this recipe and piping tip.
Once you’ve nailed the techniques, you can then go on to further experiment with flavours, so check out the recipes below.
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