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13 April 2017

[Competition Closed] Make This Choc-Chip Hot Cross Bun Pot Loaf + WIN a Signature Round Casserole!

A different take on hot cross buns for Easter! The wonderful thing about baking one large hot cross bun loaf is that you can make a great bread and butter pudding with the leftovers.

Below, we show you how to make this easy recipe step-by-step.


Choc-Chip Hot Cross Bun Pot Loaf

SERVES: 10-12
PREPARATION TIME: 2 hours
COOKING TIME: 1 hour

INGREDIENTS

  • 310ml milk
  • 50g (55ml) butter
  • 500g (890ml) bread flour
  • 5ml salt
  • 75g (90ml) caster sugar
  • 15ml canola oil
  • 1 x 10g packet instant yeast
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 125g mixed cake fruit mix
  • 100g chocolate chips
  • 5ml ground cinnamon
  • 30ml sugar
  • 15ml water
  • 50g (95ml) icing sugar, sifted
  • Cold water

STEP 1

Heat milk and butter together in a saucepan. Bring to the boil, then take off the heat and leave to cool at room temperature.

Place the flour, salt, sugar, oil and yeast in a batter bowl. Mix well. Add the cooled butter and beaten egg and mix well with a spatula. The dough should be very moist. Place the dough on a well-floured work surface and knead for at least 10 minutes.


STEP 2

Lightly oil a batter bowl and place the dough into the bowl. Oil the surface of the dough and cover with cling film. Place in a warm place and let it double in volume. Once the dough has doubled in volume place it on a floured surface and knock it down.


STEP 3

Flatten the dough and add the fruit mix, chocolate chips and cinnamon. Knead together and place the dough in a greased Le Creuset 18cm Signature Round Casserole. Cover with cling film and leave in a warm place to rise (the dough should rise to the top of the casserole). Preheat oven to 180°C.


STEP 4

Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour. Half way through the baking process, place a piece of foil on top of bread to prevent it from baking too dark on top. Knock the bread on top and if you hear a hollow sound you will know it is ready.

Mix the 30ml sugar and 15ml water to form a syrup. Remove the bread from the oven and brush with the sugar syrup. Turn the bread out to cool. Place the icing sugar in a mixing bowl and add some cold water until icing forms. Drizzle over the bread and serve with butter.


Le Creuset 5 Days of Easter Giveaways

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT

Congratulations to the following winner, who has won a Le Creuset 18cm Signature Round Casserole, valued at R2050*:

– Maryke Pienaar

* Winner has been notified directly


View more step-by-step Easter recipe inspiration and enter the rest of our Easter giveaways: Hummingbird Cake, Lamb Curry Pie, Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb, Chocolate Ice Cream Easter Eggs.

Comments

  1. Marina

    Lots of butter

  2. Debbie Fuini

    Definitely both!

  3. Nonceba Lushaba

    Butter

  4. Ray Antoncich

    Butter

  5. Andrew Peters

    Cheese

  6. Taryn Peters

    Butter

  7. Bianca Alberts

    Warm hot cross buns with salted butter and cheese. Yum!

  8. Monique Nieuwenhuizen

    Toasted with butter and cheese.

  9. Marelize van den Berg

    Apricot jam and cheese

  10. aiken louw

    salted butter and gouda cheese

  11. Simone

    Lots of buttro and cheese BOTH for sure!!!

  12. Simone Braaf

    Lots of Butro and Slice of mature cheddar ⚡️

  13. Erin

    Has to be butter!!

  14. Ashleigh Meyers

    Surprisingly, Nutella! Once the little ones showed me, I was hooked!!!!

  15. JACO

    LOVE EATING MY HOT CROSS BUNS WITH PICKLED FISH, THE TRADITIONAL WAY! ❤

  16. Melissa Wessels

    The bun should be toasted and then smeared with butter… this will then melt from the warmth of the bunch. Yum!

  17. Haley Abrahams

    Never tried a hot cross bun with cheese, so butter it is… but it could be divine topped with ricotta, fresh figs and honey, or some cream cheese.

  18. Cindy Kotze

    Real butter with cheddar cheese. But the ultimate is hot toasted hot cross bun with butter, strawberry jam and cheese! Yum!

  19. thea lennox

    Hot cross buns with some cheese is all i need

  20. Antoinette Pieterse

    Thick spread with real butter seeing the steam evaporate and the smell of cinnamon fill my nostrels……yum!! 🙂

  21. Kate

    Jersey butter! Rich and creamy

  22. Linda Hemphill

    Marmalade and a nice strong cheddar

  23. Ansuya Chetty

    I love it with both butter and cheese, my h hubby enjoys it that way too_!!

  24. Jacques Schröder

    Really good to have a nice hot toasted bun with butter, cheese and some apricot jam.

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