Inner Nigella: Chocolate filled hot cross buns

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It's nearly Easter, so what more excuse do you need to get your bake on with these mouth-watering Holiday-themed goodies.

Preparation Time - 30 - 150 minutes
Cooking Time - 20 minutes
Makes - 12
Ingredients
* Traditional Hot Cross Bun dough (see related recipe)
* 3 tbs cocoa powder
* 120g dark chocolate

Method
1. Omit the mixed spice, nutmeg and mixed peel from the Traditional Hot Cross Bun recipe. Add 2 tablespoons of the cocoa powder to the flour mixture.
2. When forming the dough into buns, place a 10g piece of the dark chocolate into the centre of each ball and shape dough around the chocolate to enclose.
3. To make the cross paste, reduce flour to 2 tablespoons and add the remaining cocoa powder to the mixture.

Recipe coutesy of Taste.com.au,  image courtesy of Rob Palmer via Taste.com.au

Kate McKibbin (Editor)
Kate McKibbin (Editor)
Before launching DDGDaily.com in 2007 I worked for a whole bunch of women's glossies both here and in the UK including Shop Til You Drop, New Woman (RIP), Grazia.com.au (also RIP), Cosmopolitan UK, and I even had a column in FHM (RI... I might be jinxed!). And before all that I was listing shopping as my number one hobby from about the age of five.
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  • Tara
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    Yummo! Drooling on my keyboard right now x

  • kylie
    Reply

    mmmm they look so yummy!

  • joburkey
    Reply

    i’m drooling right now, mmmmmmmmm chocolate …….. now i know how homer feels

  • DDGD - Kate
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    I made them over the weekend, they are AMAZING…..!!! I swapped in milk chocolate though x

    • Elly

      Oh delicious!! I wish I did this over easter.

  • monisme
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    I made some choc cross buns yesterday – they are SOOO simple to make, and so tasty. I don’t know why I was paying $6.00 a packet for preservative loaded choc cross buns for so long?!

  • Dana
    Reply

    I must give this a try! I love chocolate hot cross buns!

  • Bkz1
    Reply

    Ohhh yum. I really want to give this a go.

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