Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns
Added by BritFinn | Wed 20 Apr 2011 @ 13:07
This recipe produces quite a light, but slightly craggy looking bun. Almost as good as the real things!
275ml warm milk
50g butter, melted
350 plain gluten free flour
1 tbsp xantham gum
2 tsp mixed spice
50g caster sugar
1 sachet dried yeast
100g mixed fruit
Mix together all of the dried ingredients.
Add the egg, melted butter and gradually add the milk. Mix until the dough is smooth, but it will still be very sticky.
Tip out onto an oiled work surface, and using well oiled hands shape into about 12 buns. Place well apart on an oiled baking tray.
Cover with oiled clingfilm and leave to rise, until doubled in size.
To make the crosses, make a soft paste out of a couple of tablespoons of gluten free flour, a tablespoon of oil, and water. Put into a piping bag with a plain tube, and pipe a cross on each bun.
Bake at 200C for about 25 minutes until golden and cooked.