Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Hot Cross Buns

                                                                     ” Hot cross buns, Hot cross buns,
                                                                            One a penny, two a penny,
                                                                                     Hot cross buns.”

A basket of Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns are traditionally enjoyed on Good Friday…therefore, I will be up early today with my breadmaker in order to have Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Hot Cross Buns fresh from the oven for my boys’ breakfast…perhaps brunch.

Unable to purchase these delicious treats from a grocery store or bakery due to my boys’ combined food allergies…dairy, egg, sesame, peanut/tree nuts, lamb, beef, shellfish, fish, mustard and raspberry…I set out to adapt a recipe.

I chose the Hot Cross Bun recipe from my from my well-used original Black & Decker All-In-One Deluxe Breadmaker Recipe Guide Book.

This recipe was easily adapted, easy to make, easy to bake…and tasted great!

Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Hot Cross Buns

Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Hot Cross Buns

1 1/3 cups Natur-a Rice Beverage or Natur-a Soy Beverage
1/4 cup cinnamon applesauce
1/4 cup canola oil
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/14 tsp kosher salt
3 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/4 tsp yeast

Add in at the beep:  3/4 cup raisins

Glaze:  2 tbsp sugar and water dissolved. (I just heated in the microwave)
Icing:     1/2 cup icing sugar mixed with 1/4 tsp pure vanilla and 2 tsp water…or until a desired consistency for piping a cross on top of the buns is reached.

Measure all the ingredients in to the bread machine in order…minus the raisins.
Select the Dough/Pasta Setting and press start.
Add the raisin at the ‘Add ingredient’ beep.
When the dough is complete…remove dough to a lightly floured surface…knead dough a few times. See tip below.
Divide and shape dough in to 18 round pieces…I made 11.
Place 2 inches apart on a parchment, silicone or greased baking sheet.
Cover and let rise 30 minutes.
Spritz with canola oil, cut a 1/4  inch deep cross on top of each bun and bake at 350 F for 15-18 minutes. (I rotated my two baking sheets with 11 buns every 10 minutes for a total of 30 minutes)
Remove to cooling sheets and brush glaze over top of the buns.
Cool on cooling sheets…pipe icing over top of the cut cross.


Tip:  As Matthew is not so fond of raisins and Michael wanted to have raisins…I did not add the raisins at the ‘Add ingredient’ beep. Instead, I divided the dough in half and kneaded in about 1/2 cup raisins into half of the dough.

How will you be celebrating Easter Weekend? Have a ‘Hoppy Easter’!