Inner Nigella: Chocolate filled hot cross buns

Inner Nigella: Chocolate filled hot cross buns | recipes  pictures

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

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