Chocolate Orange Sizzling Cross Buns (Gluten Free)

Chocolate Orange Sizzling Cross Buns (Gluten Free)
Chocolate Orange Sizzling Cross Buns (Gluten Free)

Tis the season for decent cross buns and my new chocolate orange selection are fairly one thing!

An excellent gentle gluten free bun, frivolously spiced with cinnamon, all spice and nutmeg, and studded with zesty orange peel and darkish chocolate chips. Oh and completed with a deliciously sticky orange glaze, you could have GOT to attempt these.

I created this recipe not too long ago and was blown away by how superbly they turned out. We really had non-gluten free home company that weekend they usually have been amazed that the buns have been gluten free.

These gluten free chocolate orange sizzling cross buns are made utilizing Mulino Caputo Fioreglut gluten free flour. It’s appropriate for coeliacs however not wheat allergy victims (see extra particulars under). Nonetheless, my authentic gluten free sizzling cross buns recipe is wheat free, so please give that tasty one a attempt if desire.

I’ve additionally obtained a scrumptious double chocolate sizzling cross buns recipe, which can be wheat free. Chocolate lovers, that recipe is a should attempt.

What Is Mulino Caputo Fioreglut Flour?

It’s an Italian gluten free flour, which is, fairly frankly, magic relating to making gluten free bread. Gluten free pizza cooks throughout Italy use it, and I’ve developed numerous recipes utilizing it now. Having found it’s fantastic properties for numerous kinds of gluten free bread:

One of many substances on this flour mix is codex wheat starch, additionally known as deglutinated wheat starch. It’s fully protected for coeliacs like me, because the gluten has been faraway from it, and totally licensed as gluten free. It’s really one of many substances within the Juvela vary too, which is prescribed by the NHS, so hopefully that serves as further reassurance. Schar gluten free waffles additionally comprise it.

Wheat allergy victims, please be aware this flour is just not appropriate for you, as you can not have codex wheat starch. That is appropriate for coeliacs – read this article from Coeliac UK for more information.

The place Can I Purchase Mulino Caputo Gluten Free Flour?

You should purchase Mulino Caputo Fioreglut on-line from numerous retailers, I’ve linked Fifo, who I’ve discovered it least expensive with and who I typically purchase from. If you wish to top off on another gluten free goodies on the similar time, attempt The Gluten Free Grocer.

Worldwide readers, a lot of you could have instructed me you’re capable of buy this on-line too. Search “mulino caputo fioreglut gluten free” on Google and your native stockists ought to pop up.

It’s dearer than the mainstream gluten free flour manufacturers, however is 100% value it, for my part. Take a look at this superb fluffy crumb construction!

Can I Substitute a Totally different Flour Mix?

No, this can be a very specialist gluten free flour. If you wish to make sizzling cross buns utilizing a plain flour mix, please use my authentic gluten free sizzling cross buns recipe.

Unique Sizzling Cross Buns

What Is Psyllium Husk?

The opposite little magic ingredient on this recipe is psyllium husk, which is a improbable ingredient for gluten free bread making. Psyllium husk is broadly obtainable on-line and from well being meals shops. I purchase this variety on Amazon.

I take advantage of complete psyllium husk, moderately than the powdered selection. In the event you solely have the powdered selection that’s okay, however you’ll want to cut back the quantity used – use 8g psyllium powder.

It’s a naturally-dervived fibre and it helps to provide flexibility to gluten free bread, performing as a binder and bettering the ultimate texture of your bake. Don’t skip it, else the top bake won’t be gentle and beautiful.

Can I Make a Dairy Free Model of this Recipe?

Sure that ought to be nice. I’ve not tried and examined it, however merely substitute the butter and milk with plant-based alternate options. And guarantee your darkish chocolate can be dairy free.

Gluten Free Chocolate Orange Sizzling Cross Buns

Wheat allergy victims, please be aware this flour is just not appropriate for you, as you can not have codex wheat starch (contained in Mulino Caputo Fiorglut flour). That is appropriate for coeliacs – read this article from Coeliac UK for more information. You may attempt my authentic sizzling cross buns recipe as an alternative, which is wheat free.

As ordinary, you will see a lot of step-by-step images beneath the recipe, in case you want a visible information. For every other assist alongside the best way or in case you have questions, please do message me on social media (@myglutenfreeguide) or e mail me at [email protected].

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Thanks a lot! Laura xxx

Gluten Free Chocolate Orange Hot Cross Buns

Yield: Makes 8 Buns

Gluten Free Chocolate Orange Sizzling Cross Buns

Prep Time:
2 hours quarter-hour

Prepare dinner Time:

Whole Time:
2 hours half-hour

Splendidly gentle gluten free sizzling cross buns, frivolously spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and all spice, studded with darkish chocolate and orange zest. Then completed with a sticky orange glaze – completely scrumptious.


  • 6g dried energetic yeast
  • 1 tsp + 30g caster sugar
  • 110ml milk
  • 10g complete psyllium husk (do not omit this!)
  • 120ml water
  • 300g Mulino Caputo Fioreglut gluten free flour
  • 0.5 tsp nice salt
  • 1 tsp all spice or blended spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 0.5 tsp nutmeg (can substitute with all spice/blended spice if you have no)
  • 90ml egg (approx 2 massive eggs, however use scales for precision right here)
  • 70g unsalted butter
  • 150g darkish chocolate chips
  • Zest 1 orange

For the crosses

  • 20g gluten free plain flour
  • 20ml water

For the glaze

  • 2 tbsp orange juice (you need to use among the juice from the orange you zested earlier, then eat the remaining!)
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar


  1. Add the milk to a heatproof jug and microwave for approx 30 seconds till lukewarm. Then add 6g dried energetic yeast and 1 tsp caster sugar and depart to activate for 10 minutes (there ought to be some foam on the highest after this time. If not, your yeast is useless and you may want a brand new packet).
  2. Then add the psyllium husks to the jug with the 120ml water. Stir effectively and depart to take a seat for 10 minutes till it has become a thick gel.
  3. In the meantime, mix the gluten free Caputo flour, salt, blended spice, cinnamon, nutmeg and 30g caster sugar in a stand mixer bowl.
  4. Add the contents of the jug to those dry substances, alongside the 90ml egg and blend on medium-high pace for five minutes till you could have a barely sticky dough.
  5. Lower the butter into cubes and soften barely within the microwave (till gentle to the touch, however not melted) and add to the mixer bowl, combine for an additional 5 minutes to totally incorporate the butter into the dough.
  6. Tip the darkish chocolate drops and orange zest into the mixer bowl with the dough and blend briefly to mix. You may have a really sticky dough.
  7. Frivolously grease a big sheet of baking paper with slightly oil, then switch the dough from the blending bowl to the paper (on the greased aspect). Wrap the dough within the paper after which place within the fridge to sit back for 45 minutes, to agency up the butter.
  8. After chilling, unwrap the dough and divide into 8 equal parts. Roll every right into a bun form and add to a lined baking tray (non stick baking paper or a silcone baking mat). Now make slightly tent over the buns with cling movie – guarantee the perimeters of the cling movie are touching the tray, then permit the cling movie over the buns to be dishevelled moderately than tight, in order that they’ve room to rise. Go away to show for about an hour till they’ve grown in measurement by about 50%.
  9. After the buns have risen, preheat the oven to 200C (fan). Place a pan of water within the oven on the decrease shelf, as this steam will assist maintain the bun crust gentle and permit them to bake with out cracking an excessive amount of.
  10. Whereas the oven is warming up, you possibly can pipe the crosses onto the buns. Merely combine the 20g flour with 20ml water and stir to type a paste. Snip the top off a disposable piping bag to create a really small gap and scoop the paste into the piping bag. Pipe the flour combination onto the buns in a cross form per the image under.
  11. Bake within the center shelf of your oven for 18 minutes at 200C (fan).
  12. Combine your glaze whereas the buns are baking by combining the icing sugar with the orange juice. Then as soon as the buns have baked, glaze them instantly whereas they’re nonetheless sizzling. Switch the buns to a wire rack to chill OR gobble them up right away as a result of they’re severely scrumptious when contemporary!

For extra Easter baking concepts, why not attempt a few of these different tasty recipes:

Get pleasure from! Laura xxx