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A super cute Thermomix Hot Cross Bun Wreath made with chocolate chips... the perfect Easter breakfast treat!

Thermomix Hot Cross Bun Wreath

A super cute Thermomix Hot Cross Bun Wreath made with chocolate chips... the perfect Easter breakfast treat!
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Course: breads
Cuisine: Easter
Keyword: hot cross buns
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
rising time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 16 serves

Ingredients

For the buns

  • 620 g bakers flour see notes
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 60 g butter
  • 380 g milk
  • 3 tsp dry instant yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 100 g milk chocolate chips see notes
  • 100 g extra milk chocolate chips see notes

For the crosses

  • 90 g bakers flour see notes
  • 100 g water
  • pinch of salt
  • 15 g olive oil

For the glaze

  • 2 tbs water
  • 2 tbs caster sugar

Instructions

  • Place the flour, caster sugar, salt, cinnamon, mixed spice and butter into the Thermomix bowl and mix for 5 seconds, Speed 8. Set aside in a seperate bowl. 
  • Add the milk to the Thermomix bowl and heat for 3 minutes, 37 degrees, Speed 1. 
  • Add the dried yeast and mix for 5 seconds, Speed 2. Allow to sit for 10 minutes. 
  • Add the flour mixture that you set aside and the egg to the Thermomix bowl and mix 10 seconds, Speed 7 or until combined. 
  • Mix on Interval/Knead function for 2 minutes. Add the chocolate chips and mix on Interval/Knead function for a further minute (see notes). 
  • Set the dough aside in a ThermoServer or bowl covered with a tea towel and place into a warm spot. Leave for 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size. 
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius (fan-forced). 
  • Place the dough back into the Thermomix on Interval/Knead function for 3 minutes. 
  • Divide the dough into 16 even sized balls. Place into a round wreath shape on a flat and baking paper lined tray. Place back into a warm spot to prove for a further 30 minutes. 
  • To make the piping paste, place all of the piping ingredients into a clean Thermomix bowl and mix for 20 seconds, Speed 4. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix for a further 10 seconds. 
  • Pipe crosses onto the hot cross buns, sprinkle over the extra chocolate chips and bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown. 
  • To make the glaze, heat the water and sugar in the Thermomix for 2 minutes, 100 degrees, Speed 4. Brush over the still-warm hot cross buns. 

Notes

The first 100g of chocolate chips will melt completely while the dough is kneading and proving - this is absolutely fine and gives the hot cross buns a beautiful chocolate flavour. You can also then sprinkle some extra chocolate chips over the top just before cooking. 
Bakers flour will give you the best result - but you can substitute for regular plain flour if you wish. 
You can substitute the chocolate chips for 200g dried fruit if you prefer.