Delicious, sweet Easter treats!
This year I just haven’t had time to make my own hot cross buns… We wanted treats to take out but had no time to wait for 2 rises!
So instead these ones start with a modified scone dough and come together very quickly!
2.5 cups SR flour* (plus extra for rolling out)
1/2 cup almond meal**
80g cold butter (or nuttelex)
1 tbsp sugar
1 cup milk of choice (I use high protein almond milk)
1 large Apple, finely diced
8 medjool dates, finely chopped
1/2 cup walnuts (optional), finely chopped
2 tsp butter (or nuttelex), melted
1/2 tsp mixed spice
2 heaped tsp butter (or nuttelex), melted
4 heaped tbsp pure icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
1 tsp milk of choice
*To make this gluten free: swap the flour for 2 1/4 cup SR GF flour mix and add 1 tsp of psyllium husk
**To make this nut free: swap out the almond meal for an extra half cup of flour and omit the walnuts
Place the flour, almond meal and sugar in the food processor and pulse to combine.
Add in the butter and pulse numerous times until the mix resembles breadcrumbs.
Add in milk then process until dough is well combined (speed 4, 6 seconds).
Tip the dough into a well floured surface, bring together with your hands and then roll into a rectangular shape, about 1/2cm thick.
Mix together the Apple, dates, Walnuts, mixed spice and melted butter and spread over the dough.
Roll the dough over on top of each other to form a log.
Cut the log into slices about 2cm wide and then lay on a lined baking tray.
Place them fairly close together and into a preheated 200C oven for about 20 minutes.
Allow to cool for about 10 minutes before icing.
For the icing- mix together the melted butter, icing sugar and vanilla until smooth and then add in the milk to thin it out before drizzling over the top of the scrolls.
Best served warm.
Wishing you peace, hope and renewal this Easter!