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Anyone have a recipe they've actually tested and know works for vegan hot cross buns? I was trying to think up what sort of Easter treats I could put together for my bf's grandparents for when we go out there this Easter. I am going to make Easter/spring shaped sugar cookies, and I thought hot cross buns would be nice, but all the recipes I've read call for a bunch of eggs.
 

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i haven't tried this recipe yet (although i plan to), but i got it off the vegetarian society website so i'm guessing it would have been tested pretty well?? i don't know...anyway hope this is some help!

Spicy Vegan Hot Cross Buns

Ingredients

350g /12oz strong plain flour

5ml/1 teaspoon ground mixed spice

5ml/1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

5ml/1 teaspoon grated nutmeg

1 sachet easy-blend yeast

25g/1oz caster sugar

75g/3oz currants

25g/1oz mixed peel, chopped

Finely grated rind of one lemon

75g/3oz vegan margarine, melted

175ml/6floz (approx) soya milk, warmed

Crosses

50g/2oz plain flour

25g vegan margarine

Water

Glaze

25g/1oz sugar

30ml water

Method

In a large bowl mix the flour, spices, yeast, sugar, currants, mixed peel and lemon rind. Make a well in the centre and add the melted margarine and some of the warmed milk.

Mix until a soft dough is formed, adding more milk if necessary.

Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes. Place in an oiled bowl, cover with cling film and leave in a warm place until doubled in size. (1-2 hours).

Meanwhile to make the crosses, rub the margarine into the flour and add enough water to bind. Roll out the pastry quite thinly then cut into thin strips.

Once the dough has doubled in size, knock it down and knead for 5 minutes. Divide into 12 pieces, roll each piece into a ball and leave on a greased baking tray. Leave to rise again for about 30 mins.

To make the glaze heat the water and sugar in a pan until the sugar dissolves.

Leave to cool. Glaze each bun and top with pastry crosses.

Bake at 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4 for about 20 minutes or until golden.
 

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if i get a chance i should try this recipe...

...but seeing as the Marks and Spencer down the road sells vegan hot cross buns, that might not be for a while lol
 

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I've seen that recipe and I have no idea what "one satchet of easy blend yeast" means in the US.

Assuming "strong plain flour" = bread flour??

Would also be difficult having to weigh all this stuff... that's why I was hoping someone had a recipe they'd actually used.
 

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Originally Posted by honeyfugle View Post

if i get a chance i should try this recipe...

...but seeing as the Marks and Spencer down the road sells vegan hot cross buns, that might not be for a while lol
Ooooo

Do m&s write vegan on thier labels? its so bloody expensive i never bother shopping there to know. Tescos healthy living are vegan but they didnt taste so good, then again when does anything marketed as a low calorie alternative?!
 
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