Gluten & Dairy-Free Chocolate & Hazelnut Hot Cross Buns


Cauliflower Flour Mix

PomPom Hot Cross Buns
Give yourself 2 hours to make this recipe as there are proving and baking times. You will need 2 pouches of PomPom Paddock flour for the whole recipe.

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Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Snack
Servings 9 Buns


  • 1 tbsp dried yeast
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar + 1tbsp
  • 1 cup nut Milk soy, almond, coconut, oat
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup Nutlex coconut oil, vegetable oil
  • 500 g + 1/4 cup PPP Cauliflower flour
  • 1/2 cup hazelnut or almond meal
  • 1 tbsp mixed spice + 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • zest 1 orange
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup mixed dried fruit optional
  • Juice 2 Oranges
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • Extra Cauliflower flour for rolling.


  • Warm the milk slightly then add the yeast and sugar, reserving the 1 tbsp of sugar.
  • Stir to dissolve then set aside for 10-15 minutes until you see the yeast activating and bubbling.
  • Meanwhile, combine all the dry ingredients, except 1/4 cup extra flour, into a bowl.
  • Add the eggs, Nutlex or replacement and the milk mixture and mix.
  • Knead with your hands or in a mixer for about 4 minutes.
  • Cover with a damp cloth and sit somewhere warm for approx. 40 mins or until risen and doubled in size.
  • Gently knock back and then place the dough onto a floured bench and divide into 9 equal pieces. Roll into balls and place onto a lined baking tray, 2cm apart. Cover the tray with a damp cloth and leave somewhere warm to rise again and double in size.
  • Preheat oven to 170C.
  • Meanwhile, mix the reserved 1/4 cup of flour with 1 tbsp of sugar, 1/4 tsp mixed spice and 2 tbsp water to form a thick paste. Spoon this into a small piping bag and once the buns have risen, pipe across the rows to make crosses on each.
  • Bake for approx. 30 minutes until lightly coloured and spring when pressed.
  • While the buns are baking, reduce the orange juice and sugar by half in a small pot. Once you remove the buns from the oven. generously brush the orange syrup all over the buns so it soaks in.
  • Cool Slightly and enjoy. Store in an airtight container at room temp.
Categories Baking, Kids, Sweet
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