Mar 29, 2013

Weekend Recipe(s!) - Healthy Hot Cross Buns + Easter Cacao Mocha

Healthy Hot Cross Buns

These have no added sugars, no dairy and no gluten, which will leave you feeling good after having one of these. Enjoy this Easter with these delicious, healthy Hot Cross Buns.

What you'll need:
2 tsp instant dried yeast
1 1/2c warm water
1 TBS raw honey
1 tsp stevia
2 dates
2 tsp mixed spice
1/2 c sultanas
1/2c dried apricots
80g organic coconut oil
2 eggs
4c plain gluten free flour
1/4c rice milk

White Cross on the top
2 TBS rice flour
A little water

1.  Place the dates in the blender and chop
2.  Add yeast, warm water, stevia and honey and blend until mixed up
3.  Set aside in a bowl for 10 minutes
4.  Place the other ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly
5.  Add the yeast mixture to step 4, mix well and leave to rest for 5 minutes
6.  Cover the mixture, then leave in a warm place until the mixture has doubled in size
7.  Break the mixture up into bun-sized portions and place on a lined tray close together (I made my very rustic and just put them there with a spoon rather than rolling into a ball)
8.  Leave the dough to rest for 5 minutes
9.  If you wish, add a cross placing the mixture into a zip-back and cut a small hole in the corner.  Pipe cross across the top.
10.  Sprinkle / spray with water to help the dough go brown
11.  Bake in the oven at 200 degrees for 10 minutes
12.  Turn the oven down to 180 degrees and bake for a further 15 - 20 minutes
13.  Remove from the oven, and leave to rest for 5 minutes before serving

This delicious recipe is from the relauncher
Sit down and put your feet up with one of these buns... and perhaps team it with this delicious mocha below.

David Wolfe's Sacred Mocha Coffee

+ Brew a hot pot of coffee with spring water (about a litre) and put aside
+ In a blender add the following ingredients:

½ a Sacred Chocolate 69% Twilight Dark chocolate bar (break the bar in half)
1 tablespoon reishi powder
1 teaspoon of raw maca powder
1-2 tablespoons of lucuma powder

+ Add almond milk to the blender as desired if you like creamy mocha coffee
+ Add 1-3 teaspoons of honey to the blender if you like a sweetener in your mocha coffee
+ Pour the hot coffee into the blender directly onto all the ingredients. Cap and blend immediately. After 10-15 seconds, stop the blender, and pour the hot mocha through a strainer into coffee mugs. Taste and enjoy!


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  2. Yum! I have no other words! Can't wait to try your recipe.