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Delicious Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns!

Delicious Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns!

Just in time for Easter! What a great way to celebrate, by baking these beautiful hot cross buns for your family and friends. This beautiful recipe comes from Torquay local,  Clinical Nutritional Therapist Sarah McLeish.  


2 cups buckwheat flour
2 cups almond meal
3 tablespoons ground flaxseed
3 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 cup almond milk or rice milk
¼ cup organic maple syrup or honey
zest of 1 orange
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
250 g mixed sultanas and chopped apricots (I love soaking them in chai tea for an hour before hand)
Melted dark chocolate for piping crosses (use 80% dark chocolate)


PREHEAT oven to 160°C fan forced
COMBINE buckwheat flour, almond meal, cinnamon, flaxseed and baking powder in a bowl, mix well.
COMBINE olive oil, almond milk, maple syrup, orange zest and vanilla into a separate bowl.
ADD the wet ingredients to the flour mix.
MIX through gently until a sticky dough forms. What will happen is that the dough will thicken and absorb all the moisture from the almond milk as it rests. Add a little more almond milk if it looks too dry.
ADD fruit and give the dough one more brief mix – it should be lovely and sticky.
SCOOP out into rounds using an ice cream scoop onto a lined baking tray.
BRUSH the top with a little extra almond milk.
BAKE for 35 – 45 minutes until cooked through and golden brown.
COOL and pipe over the crosses using melted dark chocolate.

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