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Hot Cross Buns

  • RECIPE MAKES: 16 Buns
  • PREP TIME: 15 min
  • COOK TIME: 20 min & proof time - 25 min
Step 1

Reserve ¼ cup FATE mix for later use.  Combine together remaining FATE mix, yeast, sugar, salt, and spice in a large bowl.

Step 2

Cut butter into small pieces and rub into the dry ingredients. Mixture will still be “floury”.  Stir in the mixed fruit.

Step 3

Combine the low protein milk alternative and water in a small jug. Add to the dry ingredients. Using a large metal  spoon, stir together until well combined. Leave to stand; 2min.

Step 4

Dust a work surface with the reserved FATE mix.  Place dough onto the dusted surface and knead until smooth, into a ball.  Slice ball into halves.  Roll each into a ball again, then divide each ball into 8 even sized wedges.  Knead each wedge to resemble a bun.

Step 5

Line a tray with baking paper which has been lightly sprayed with oil.  Place buns onto tray, spaced approx. 2cm apart.  Leave in warm place to proof, covered with cling film; 25min. Buns will approx. double in size.  While dough is proofing, heat oven to 180°C and prepare topping.

Step 6

To prepare cross topping, place flour, sugar, and water into a small bowl, stir until a smooth paste is formed.   Spoon into a piping bag.

Step 7

Spray proofed buns lightly with oil, cut a cross onto each.  Pipe topping into the cross.   Bake  20min; until lightly browned on top.

Top Tip:

Chocolate hot cross buns also taste great!  Try making by using the basic bun recipe, omitting mixed  fruit, and adding 2 Tbsp chocolate drinking chocolate and 150g chocolate baking chips. Speak with your dietitian if you have questions about counting protein.

Refer to labels for allergen and other product information. Fate Low Protein All-Purpose Mix is a food for special medical purposes and must be used under medical supervision

  • Buns:
  • 500g FATE Low Protein All-Purpose Mix
  • 7g dried yeast (comes with FATE)
  • 4 Tbsp castor sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 25g butter or margarine
  • 100g mixed dried fruit
  • 200ml low protein milk alternative
  • 100ml boiling water
  • Oil cooking spray
  • Cross (topping):
  • 3 Tbsp cornflour
  • 3 Tbsp castor sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp water