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Craving for an irresistible snack for this evening? Then here it is! And it's, 'Chocolate Hot Cross Buns'. The freshly baked sweet buns filled with the delectable chocolate will be the perfect treat for the chilled evenings. Of course! Preparing the hot cross buns might be a little time taking process but believe us, after tasting it, you'll forget all the hard work you have done.

Yes! They taste great. So without any delay, jot down the preparation process and start cooking now. Here we go!

Ingredients You Need

  • Refined flour - 2¾ cups

  • Cocoa powder - ½ cup

  • Fresh yeast - 1 tbsp

  • Warm water - 2 tbsp

  • A pinch of sugar

  • Castor sugar - 3½ tbsp

  • A pinch of salt

  • Cinnamon powder - ½ tsp

  • A pinch of nutmeg powder

  • Milk - 1½ cups

  • Butter - 30 gm

  • Dark chocolate chunks

  • Maple syrup as required


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They are the perfect option for a rainy afternoon.⁠⠀ ⁠ CHOCOLATE HOT CROSS BUNS⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Ingredients⁠⠀ 2¾ cups refined flour (maida)⁠⠀ ½ cup #cocoapowder⁠⠀ 1 tablespoon fresh yeast ⁠⠀ 3½ tablespoons castor sugar⁠⠀ A pinch salt⁠⠀ ¼ teaspoon nutmeg (jaiphal) powder⁠⠀ 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder⁠⠀ 1½ cups milk⁠⠀ 30 grams butter, melted + for basting⁠⠀ Dark Chocolate ⁠⠀ 1 sprig rosemary ⁠⠀ Maple syrup as required⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Method ⁠⠀ 1. Sift 2 cups refined flour and cocoa powder, mix well.⁠⠀ 2. Take yeast in a bowl and castor sugar and 2 tablespoons warm water, mix well and set aside to activate.⁠⠀ 3. Add sugar, salt cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder to the dough and mix well. Make well in the center, add activated yeast and milk and knead into a soft dough.⁠⠀ 4. Apply butter on the dough and knead well. ⁠⠀ 5. Divide the dough into small equal portions. Place a piece of chocolate in the center and shape the portions of dough into balls. ⁠⠀ 6. Use a sprig of rosemary to grease the baking tray with butter. Dust with flour.⁠⠀ 7. Place the dough balls on a baking tray, cover with a damp muslin cloth and set aside to prove for 20-25 minutes.⁠⠀ 8. Preheat oven at 180c.⁠⠀ 9. Take remaining refined flour in another bowl. Add water and mix well to get a thick slurry.⁠⠀ 10. Fill a piping bag with slurry and pipe out on the proved buns to make a cross⁠⠀ 11. Put the baking tray in preheated oven and bake for 10-15 minutes.⁠⠀ 12. Use the rosemary sprig to basting the buns with butter and maple syrup.⁠⠀ 13. Remove from oven and cool.⁠⠀ 14. Serve.⁠⠀

A post shared by Sanjeev Kapoor (@sanjeevkapoor) on Jul 16, 2019 at 5:28am PDT

So guys, do try these yummy chocolate hot cross buns and share your experience in the comment section below...

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