Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter! Chocolate Chips Hot Cross Buns

This is the chocolate chips version from the buttery pull apart dinner rolls I baked yesterday

I was tickled to bake hot cross buns for Easter after I say HHB and Zoe baked them beautifully. Different fabulous version from both of them
Since I had my pull apart rolls, I decided to get some of the dough and made my chocolate chips hot cross buns

Was it the dough or the weather or the chocolate chips...I'm not to sure, but the chips started to melt a little during the hand kneading which lasted only around 1 minute and it affected the rise of the dough after that
It turned out not so tall and a little wrinkly
Well, one thing for sure, it remained soft like cotton, so I wasn't so disturbed but still wondering why
Do you think I should have mixed the chocolate chips with a little flour to prevent it from melting? That's the only solution I have in mind right now. Any advice?

For these buns, I just mixed less than half from the pull apart buns dough with approximately 1/4 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips, hand kneaded for around 1 minute and let rise til doubled in size. Piped them with cross (I used melted chocolate, too lazy to make the flour paste LOL) and baked them. Glazed them with butter after out from the oven

Nothing's better than freshly baked homemade bread, whether it's tall or short, whether it's smooth or wrinkly, all those can be tolerated when it has perfect texture and taste, isn't it?
(comforting myself hahaha)

Okay, last but not least, Happy Easter to everyone!


  1. Lhaaaa...kok komenku kemaren gak muncul??

    Kita samaan mbak, aku kemarin juga bikin hot cross bun. Ngiler...lihat temen temen blogger pada bikin semua. Happy easter mbak Alice...

    1. Hes, kyknya yg komen mu pertama ada di postingan sebelum ini deh hihihi :)
      makasih ya Hes, iya nih hot cross buns ku sih jadi2an, gak ikutin resep orisinil
      pny mu menggiurkan bgt Hes, as usual :P

  2. Nice choc rolls, Alice! For the choc chips that melts, perhaps you could enquire from the bakery supplier store, for choc chips that can withstand baking and retain its shape during baking? But I think, it makes the bread tastes even better when it melts randomly! I am thinking of making choc version too, maybe will add 1 tablespoon of choc emulco for stronger choc taste and just press lightly some choc chips over the top of rolls before the final proving? I will have to experiment this one out! hehehe, if you "experiment it first" let me know how it turns out!
    Happy Easter to you and your family!

    1. hi Joyce, thks :)
      actually the choco chips has started to melt when i kneaded into the dough...during baking it didn't melt too much actually
      adding choco emulco is a great idea :)
      awaiting for your version to be posted :)
      hope u had a wonderful easter holiday :)



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