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Hot cross bun pull apart loaf

Hot cross bun pull apart loaf

Hot cross bun pull apart loaf is the absolute best idea when you’re looking for something special to spice up your Easter celebrations. Its the perfect balance between doughy, sweet and spicy. It’s amazing to think that most all baked good can be made vegan, and oh bot, I’m so glad this one turned out so great! We thoroughly enjoyed this loaf so much and I even wanted to make it again but had to refrain myself to other Easter goodies for now. One thing is for sure, it was unforgettable.

Hot cross bun pull apart loaf is the absolute best idea when you’re looking for something special to spice up your Easter celebrations. Its the perfect balance between doughy, sweet and spicy. It’s amazing to think that most all baked good can be made vegan, and oh bot, I’m so glad this one turned out so great! We thoroughly enjoyed this loaf so much and I even wanted to make it again but had to refrain myself to other Easter goodies for now. One thing is for sure, it was unforgettable.

Easter is a very special time of year, not only is it the Celebration of Jesus but also what His life meant for us. If you celebrate Easter you’d also agree on all the significant value behind the celebrations. It’s about love, sacrifice and a whole more than hot cross buns. But what I remember as a child is the very meaning of what Easter means, but also the sent of Easter. As a foodie, I can’t help but think of all the food creations during Easter.

I miss South Africa especially when I think of all the goodies that would be into shops right now, to help you celebrate even better. Beacon’s white easter eggs, proper marshmallow easter eggs, Woolworths’s hot cross buns and numerous Chelsea buns. What is it with us and all of the festive celebrations and all of this food? Especially spicy ones?

This loaf though is spicy, flaky and so so amazing! So I’ve been trying to bring easter home and one more week to go, I still have a couple of recipes up my sleeve. Unfortunately,  the French do not do hot cross buns, so you know we have fait a la Maison. We have to celebrate here, without our family and you know what was going to do the best we can, because what is the reason for this season. This pull apart hot cross bun loaf has been one of my very favorite recipes just yet, I tweaked it from a very popular blogger’s recipe that I have tried before and loved it.

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4-6 people

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Intermediate

Pull apart hot cross bun loaf

Pull apart hot cross bun loaf

Ingredients 

For the paste:

  • 2 tbsp white flour
  • 90 ml water
  • 200ml non-dairy lukewarm milk
  • 50g coconut oil

For the bread:

  • 250g white bread flour
  • 250g spelt of whole wheat flour
  • 50g coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

For the filling:

  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 150g coconut sugar
  • 80g dairy free butter
  • 150g raisins

For the frosting:

  • 2 tbsp coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • pinch of salt

Method

  1. Mix together the flours, sugar, salt, yeast and spices. Stir them well together and make a well in the centre.
  2. Mix together the paste ingredients and pour into the centre of the well and then mix well by hand, kneading for a couple of minutes until it all comes together.
  3. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and let the dough rise for about an hour and a half in a warm place until it has doubled in size.
  4. When the dough has risen, mix together the filling ingredients and the start to roll the dough out into a rectangle.
  5. Smear on extra butter on to the rectangle and then the sugar mixture and the raisins.
  6. Fold the rectangle in thirds like a business letter, like you would when making a croissant, (see here).
  7. Roll out again and then slice the long rectangle into 6-8 equal slices, smear some more butter and sugar on the sides of the slices that should stick together and place them neatly next to each other in a smeared bread tin.
  8. Let the bread rise for another half and hour.
  9. Preheat oven to 180n degrees Celcius and let the bread bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
  10. Mix together the frosting ingredients and drizzle over the loaf once it has cooled down.
  11. Tear, pull apart and enjoy with a generous cup of coffee.

Hope you’ll love this recipe, for the actual recipe from Izy Hossack, Top with Cinnamon. 

Have a lovely weekend!

M*

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