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Mini Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Resting time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 40 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Servings: 36


  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 3 teaspoon yeast
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 50 grams Butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 4 tablespoons water


  • cup sugar
  • cup water


  • Place milk, sugar and yeast into a bowl. Stir and leave to activate for 5-10 minutes
  • Add egg and butter to yeast mix and stir.
  • Add flour, salt, cinnamon, mixed spice to the yeast mix.
  • Mix to form a ball.
  • Transfer dough onto your bench and knead for 8 minutes, then add chocolate chip and knead for another 2 minutes until smooth, you may need to add another ¼ cup of flour a little at a time if your dough gets to stick when kneading.
  • Place in bowl and cover and let rest for 1½ hours or until doubled in size.
  • Once dough has risen place on a floured surface and divide dough into 32 even pieces and roll into smooth balls
  • Line a baking tray with a silicon mat or baking paper and place buns close together on tray.
  • Cover and let rise for 30 minutes
  • Pre-heat your oven to 180°c / 350°F fan bake


  • In a small bowl mix flour, cocoa and water together until smooth. Place the mix in a piping bag or bottle, and gently squeeze a cross on the top of each buns.
  • Cook for 15 -20 minutes at 180°c / 350°F

Sugar glaze

  • In a microwave safe bowl place sugar and water and heat on high in the microwave until mix comes to a boil about 2 minutes.
  • Once buns come out of the oven, brush on sugar glaze straight away while the buns are still hot.
  • Serve warm with melted butter


This recipe also work great made in a bread machine or with a stand mixer.