Carrot Hot Cross Buns
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Light and fragrant sweet buns
Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack
Serves: 12
For the dough:
  • 350g all-purpose flour (organic)
  • 4g dry yeast
  • 50g ground almonds (organic)
  • 1 tsp ground vanilla
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp orange zest (organic)
  • 60g finely grated carrots (organic)
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 100g honey (organic)
  • 15g coconut oil (organic)
  • 1 tbsp dark rum (optional)
  • For the icing:
  • 50g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh orange juice (organic)
  1. In a large bowl, whisk the flour together with dry yeast, almonds, vanilla, cinnamon, orange zests and grated carrots.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the coconut milk, honey, coconut oil and dark rum. Heat the mixture in the microwave until it is lukewarm. Add the coconut milk mixture to the dry ingredients and knead the dough using dough hooks until smooth. The dough will be very sticky, add a little flour if needed. Place the dough into a clean, greased bowl and cover the lightly. Let it rise until the dough has doubled.
  3. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and form them into balls. Place the buns onto a lined baking tray and cover them with a damp tea towel. Let the buns rise for another 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Uncover the buns and bake for 15 minutes, until golden brown. Allow the buns to cool.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the frosting by whisking together the icing sugar and orange juice. Use a piping bag or a spoon to draw crosses on each bun. Serve while still warm.
The buns can be frozen.
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