Apple & Salted Caramel Hot Cross Bun Loaf

  • 120g Whitworths Mix’n’Bake Choc Salted Caramel
  • 500g strong white bread flour
  • 1tsp salt
  • 7g dried yeast
  • 2tsp ground cinnamon
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 50g milk chocolate chips (or left-over Easter Egg!!)
  • 1 cooking apple, peeled
  • 50g butter, melted
  • 150ml milk
  • 75ml water
  • 1 medium egg
  • For the cross:
  • 50g plain flour
  • 100ml water
  • For the glaze:
  • 1tbsp brown sugar
  • 2tbsp water

Ready… Steady… Bake…

  • Add the bread flour, salt, yeast and cinnamon to a large bowl then mix together.
  • Grate the apple then squeeze to remove most of the juice, add to the mix.
  • Stir in the sugar, chocolate and Mix’n’Bake Choc Salted Caramel.
  • Add the melted butter, milk, water and egg then mix to make a dough.
  • Knead for 10 minutes or until the dough becomes smooth, then cover with cling film and leave to rise in a warm place, for 2 hours or until it’s doubled in size.
  • Turn out the risen dough onto a floured surface, then knead to ‘knock it back’.
  • Roll into 8 equal size balls then place into a lightly greased loaf tin.
  • Preheat your oven to 160ºC/140ºC Fan / Gas Mark 3
  • Cover the loaf once again then leave to rise for a further hour, once again until doubled in size.
  • Once risen pipe the crosses... mix the flour and water together to form a paste then pipe on the top of each bun.
  • Bake in your preheated oven for 35-40 minutes until the top is golden brown.
  • Once baked melt the sugar and water together in a pan, over a low heat, then brush over the top of the baked loaf. Set aside to cool.
  • Once cool turn out of the tin, serve and enjoy!
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  • 3.5 hours
  • 40 minutes
  • Makes 10