Vegan Hot Cross Buns with Violife creamy caramel filling
Vegan Hot Cross Buns with Violife creamy caramel filling

Vegan Hot Cross Buns

  

April 12, 2019

Directions

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, yeast, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, raisins, walnuts, banana puree, and orange and lemon zest.

Warm the almond milk, add the warm water and stir into the flour mixture. Then add olive oil and combine.

When mixture has taken a dough like form, turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth.

Make the dough into a ball and place in a lightly oiled glass bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm place to rise for 1 hour or until doubled.

Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and arrange on a lined baking tray. Cover and let rise for another half hour until double in size.

Preheat the oven to 365 °F.

In a bowl mix the flour and water to create the bun paste. Once the dough has risen, using a piping bag create small crosses on each bun.

Bake for 15-20 minutes.

In a small bowl, mix together two tablespoons of jam and 1 tablespoon of hot water.

As soon as the buns are out of the oven, brush each bun with the apricot glaze and let cool on a wire rack.

Whisk the Violife just like Cream Cheese Original and the caramel syrup.

Cut the buns in half and fill with creamy caramel sauce.

Ingredients

PREP TIME: minutes 20 minutes

COOKING TIME: minutes 20 minutes

SERVES: 12

4 cups all-purpose flour

1½ tsp salt

1 pack of instant dried yeast (0.2oz)

3 tbsp and 1 tsp sugar

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

½ cup raisins

¼ chopped walnuts 

½ banana, pureed

Zest of one lemon

Zest of one orange

½ cup and 1 tsp of unsweetened almond milk

½ cup and 1 tsp of warm water

2 tbsp of olive oil, with extra for coating the buns

HOT CROSS BUN PASTE

5 tbsp all-purpose flour

¼ cup water

APRICOT GLAZE

2 tbsp of apricot jam (or your favorite jam flavor) 

1 tbsp of water

FOR THE FILLING

1 package Violife just like cream cheese original

3 tsp caramel syrup

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