How to make Chocolate Hot Cross Buns - SK Khazana -

Hot cross buns are usually made during Easter but you can enjoy them at other times too

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Refined flour, Cocoa powder (कोको पावडर)

Cuisine : Continental

Course : Desserts

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Chocolate Hot Cross Buns - SK Khazana

Chocolate Hot Cross Buns - SK Khazana Recipe Card


This term Continental cuisine refers to the food eaten in the European countries. Under the mantle of Continental food come the British, American, Italian, New Zealand, Armenian, Hungarian, Russian and many other European cuisines.
Continental cuisines use less chilllies and very little spices. Instead fresh herbs and dairy products form an important part of continental dishes.  The cooking methods are mostly stewing, grilling and roasting which make the food low in calories as they use very less fat. Continental food use mostly items high in proteins like milk, cheese, eggs and meats.

Prep Time : 51-60 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Chocolate Hot Cross Buns - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Refined flour 2 3/4 cups

  • Cocoa powder 1/2 cup

  • Fresh yeast 1 tablespoon

  • Castor sugar 3 1/2 tabl a pinch

  • Salt a pinch

  • Cinnamon powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Nutmeg powder millilitres

  • Milk 1 1/2 cups

  • Butter 30 grams + for basting

  • Dark chocolate cut into cubes as required

  • Fresh rosemary 1 sprigD

  • Maple syrup as required


Step 1

Sift 2 cup refined flour and cocoa powder and mix well.

Step 2

Take yeast in a bowl and castor sugar and 2 tablespoon warm water in a small bowl, mix well and set aside to activate.

Step 3

Add sugar, salt cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder to the flour mixture and mix well.

Step 4

Make a well in centre, add activated yeast and milk and knead into soft dough.

Step 5

Add butter and knead well.

Step 6

Divide the dough into small equal portions. Spread each portion on your palm, place a chocolate cube in the center, bring the edges together and shape into a ball.

Step 7

Dip a sprig of rosemary in butter and grease the baking tray with it. Dust with flour.

Step 8

Place the dough balls on a baking tray, cover with a damp muslin cloth and set aside to prove for 20-25 minutes.

Step 9

Preheat oven at 180º C.

Step 10

Take remaining refined flour in another bowl. Add water and mix well to get a thick slurry.

Step 11

Fill a piping bag with slurry and pipe out crosses on the proved buns.

Step 12

Keep the baking tray in preheated oven and bake for 10-15 minutes.

Step 13

Remove from oven and cool. Dip the rosemary sprig in butter and baste the buns with it. Dip rosemary sprig in maple syrup and drizzle the syrup over the buns.

Step 14

Serve at room temperature.

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