Image
Top
Navigation
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. Liezl

    If it’s fresh, I love the simplicity of a plain hot cross bun – nothing on it, but my husband insists on butter and Gouda!

  2. Jasmita

    Butter!! 🙂

  3. Ncumisa

    Toasted hot cross bun with a thin spread of butter.

  4. Rennie Naidoo

    Both indeed! I grew up eating it that way because my dad loved it that way.God Bless Him … Easter has never been the same since i lost my dad

  5. Aviva

    Butter for sure!!!

  6. Kogie Naidoo

    Both butter and cheese

  7. Naseema

    A buttery cheese sauce poured over a out of the oven bun

  8. Gerda Carstens

    Butter

  9. Priya sewnath

    Butter

  10. CREAM CHEESE ❤ it neutralizes that sweetness from the hot cross bun! delish

  11. JURIE VENTER

    BOTH BUTTER AND CHEESE YUMMY !!!

  12. SHARLET SINGH

    Butter only

  13. Seresha Appel

    Cheese

  14. Lyndsey M

    Butter and cheese! Toast the bun so the butter is deliciously melted

  15. Natasha

    Both! I love the traditional flavor of butter on a warm hot cross bun and I also love to spin things with a cream cheese icing spread.

  16. Donna

    Butter

  17. Adri de Villiers

    Mature cheddar cheese. Yum!

  18. Annieka Grobler

    Butter

  19. Petunia Olifant

    Butter

  20. Danielle Loubser

    Cut the hot cross buns in half. Toast lightly and spread a thick layer of butter. Let it melt just the tiniest bit and savour it. Yum.

  21. Agnieszka S

    Smooth and creamy butter is enough for me!

  22. Kirsty Fredericks

    Depends on the mood. Butter and cheese but you must put it in the microwave to melt a little so that when you put it apart, you get the stringy cheese effect.

  23. Cindy Jones

    Butter only butter on my warm fresh hot cross buns

  24. Definitely butter… A lovely thick layer!

  25. Brenda Fernandes

    Real butter only with a heated toasted hot cross bun

Submit a Comment

Posted By

Categories

Competitions, How-To, Recipes