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GOURMET HOT CROSS BUN RECIPE

1 cup soy milk OR coconut milk OR nut milk, heated to blood warm
1 Tablespoon. dried yeast, stirred in (only use fresh yeast or red star dry yeast  as all the rest have a palm oil derivative in them.)
100ml maple syrup
130g coconut sugar
85mls apple sauce OR ½ mashed banana OR 85mls of macadamia or avocado oil

Add yeast to warm milk, stir well and add syrup and sugar. Let sit until bubbly and foamy. Beat in egg replacer ingredient (whichever one you chose). Then add the following ;
1 1/2 cups wheat flour
1/2 cup spelt flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon,                               
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
2 tablespoons of Cacao (or cocoa) powder
1 handful of dried blueberries (can substitute any chopped dried fruit)
1 handful of diced chopped walnuts (can substitute any nuts)
1 handful of chopped vegan and palm oil free dark chocolate.

Stir well and then turn out onto floured board and add more flour as needed until the dough is well kneaded and smooth, stretchy and not too sticky.  Roll into an oiled bowl and cover in a warm place and let rise until doubled. Punch down and form into 9 rolls and place into an oiled baking pan. Let rise again, about 20 minutes. If you want to pipe a cross on top of the bun then do it now. Mix a little flour with water until you get a paste thick enough to pipe then pipe on. You don’t have to pipe on a cross or you may like top get creative and pipe a peace sign on or the word love or the initials of someone, it can be whatever you like. Then brush with some maple syrup and bake at 375 degrees for about 25 minutes until well browned.