Slimming World Recipes


Chocolate hot cross buns

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 10:13 AM

7 Syns on Green choice

7 Syns on Original choice

Serves 16



1lb/454g strong plain white bread flour

Pinch of salt

1 tbsp mixed spice

2 sachets low calorie drinking chocolate powder, eg Options

2 tsp easy blend dried yeast

2oz/57g currants

2 tbsp sunflower oil

10fl oz/284ml lukewarm skimmed milk


for the glaze:

1 tbsp granulated artificial sweetener


Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°/Gas 6. Line a large baking sheet with baking parchment.

Sift the flour, salt, mixed spice and drinking chocolate into a mixing bowl. Stir in the yeast and currants.

Make a well in the centre and spoon in the oil. Gradually pour in the milk and mix to form a soft but not sticky, dough.

Turn out on to a lightly floured surface. Knead for 5 minutes until smooth and elastic. Place in a floured bowl, cover and leave in a warm place for 1 hour until doubled in size.

Turn out and re-knead. Divide into 16 pieces, shape into buns and place on the baking sheet. Cover and leave for 20 to 30 minutes until doubled in size.

Using a sharp knife, score a small cross on the top of each bun and bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes until risen and golden brown.

Meanwhile, make the glaze. Dissolve the sweetener in 1 tbsp hot water. As soon as the buns are cooked, brush the glaze over each bun. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. They are best served warm.


Categories: Recipes, Desserts/Baking

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