choc chips in place of sultanas..... my kind of hot cross bun!
Grease a 6 cm deep, 19 cm base square pan
Place yeast milk and 2 tablespoons of sugar in a jug and set aside for 10 mins in a warm place till foamy
Sift the flour and spice in a bowl, rub in the butter and make a well in the centre.
Add yeast liquid, egg and choc chips and stir and combine
Cover and let rise for 1 hour untill doubled in size
Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead for around 6-7 minutes
Roll into 16 balls and place balls in rows side bu side in the tin
Cover and set aside again for 30 minutes
Pre heat oven to 220c
And start making flour paste----
Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa and cold water in a jug
Spoon into a small plastic bag and snip off the corner OR into a piping bag with small round nozzle
Pipe crosses onto the buns going in long pipes in rows and back the other way to make the crosses
Bake for 15 minutes till golden and cooked through
Meanwhile place gelatine, boiling water and the remaining 1/2 tablespoon caster sugar and mix, place buns crosses facing up on a rack, brusg with gelatine mixture and cool.
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