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Chocolate Orange Hot Cross Buns

What better way to start the day, than with a totally vegan, delicious, fluffy and light chocolate orange host cross bun! Just Yummy Naked Goodness!

140 mins

8 people



7g dry active yeast
1 tsp brown sugar
120ml lukewarm water
420-480g of plain flour
2 tbsp cacao powder
1/2 tsp fine salt
40g brown sugar
180ml of lukewarm plant milk
Zest and juice of one orange
Juice of one orange for glaze
2 tbsp of maple syrup
60g plain flour for crosses
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp of soya milk


1. Combine the yeast, 1tsp sugar and luke-warm water in a jug and set aside for 10 minutes until the yeast foams up.

2. In a large mixing bowl combine 420g plain flour, cacao powder, salt and brown sugar.

3. Once the 10 minutes have elapsed, stir the plant milk, oil, chocolate spread orange zest and orange juice into the yeast mixture, then pour the wet mix into the dry ingredients and combine.

4. Combine the dough into a ball, if its too sticky add a little more flour to the mix. Lightly oil the bottom of a mixing bowl and place the dough inside, cover with a towel and rest in a warm place for an hour.

5. Push out the air and knead on a floured surface. Separate the dough into 10-12 pieces and roll each piece into a ball. Place them onto a greased oven dish and cover again with a wet towel. Let them rest for another 30 minutes.

6. In the meantime, prepare your glaze by combining the orange juice and maple syrup in a small bowl. In a separate bowl whisk up the plain flour, vanilla extract and soya milk for the crosses, then transfer the mix to a small piping bag.

7. Preheat the oven to 190C.

8. Brush the buns with the glaze, then pipe the crossed onto your buns. Transfer them to the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes until golden. Check after 20 minutes and only add more time if your oven requires.

9. Once removed from the oven, brush the remainder of your glaze across the buns whilst they are still warm & enjoy them warm or cold – they are especially great sliced and toasted and topped with your favourite Mr Organic chocolate spread!

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