CHAI & STICKY DATE HOT CROSS BUNS

 

CHAI & STICKY DATE HOT CROSS BUNS

I’m obsessed with chai and dates so I had to go for the ultimate combination of chai and date hot cross buns. I can promise you this combo is DELICIOUS, and it’ll save you picking out the sultanas if you’re like me and not a fan 😉



Cooking Time 30 minutes Category Breakfast Servings 4
Prep Time 15 minutes Calories 500 Author Priyanka

 



INGREDIENTS

HOT CROSS BUNS

  • 200g spelt flour
  • 0.5 tbsp yeast
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar 0.5 cup plant milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp chai masala
  • 0.5 tsp ginger powder
  • 0.5 tsp cardamom 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 60ml water
  • 120g dates
  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 90g dates ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

CROSSES

  • 25g spelt flour
  • 2-3 tbsp water ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

GLAZE

  • 0.5 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 0.5 tbsp water

      METHOD

      • Warm the plant milk (not boiling) and add in the yeast and coconut sugar
      • Stir and leave in a warm place for 15 minutes until bubbly
      • Mix flour and all spices (cinnamon, cardamom, masala and ginger)
      • Blend 120g dates, water and coconut oil
      • Add in the chia seeds and leave to thicken for 5 minutes
      • Stir into yeast mixture and add to the mixing bowl with the flours
      • Add remaining 90g dates into the bowl and combine to form a dough
      • Place in a warm spot covered with a towel for 45 minutes or until the dough has doubled in size
      • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
      • Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and bunch out the air, knead the dough and cut into 8 pieces
      • Roll the dough into balls and place in a baking tray
      • Cover and place in a warm spot for 15 minutes or until they have slightly risen
      • In the meanwhile, mix the flour and water together in a bowl and pour into a piping bag (or you can do this by hand if the dough isn’t too sticky)
      • Using a blunt knife, trace a cross down the buns and then pipe the mixture down the lines
      • Bake for 20 minutes until golden
      • Mix glaze ingredients together

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