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03/03/2012, 11:38 AM
DS2 has been longingly looking at the hot cross buns the last couple of weeks and has asked me to make him some. I've had a quick look - but most recipes seem to use several types of GF flour. Does anyone have any tried and tested recipes? if not I might just make him a 'muffin' add some sultanas etc and do a white icing cross on the top.
He CANNOT have
normal wheat flour
Not sure on yeast??
Most dried fruits
He CAN have
Commercial GF flour mixes - Orgran etc
Nuttalex and rice bran oil
Thanks in advance
03/03/2012, 11:47 AM
It's just the yeast that will be a problem. I've made them before with gf flour and nuttalex but always with yeast. Maybe self raising flour?
03/03/2012, 03:00 PM
Now that my DS can have the Laucke Special White gluten-free bread mix, I use it as a base for all sorts of breads and pancakes. For example, for his kindy lunches I stir grated vegetables or mashed banana through the basic mix and cook it in shaped muffin pans (e.g., $5 dinosaur muffin pans I found at Kmart).
I am wondering if you could take a bread mix like this and make hot cross buns by adding sultanas and any allowed spices. For the crosses, my mother used to use puff pastry, and it was divine. I have seen low-allergen pastry at specialist gluten-free stores. Perhaps you could top with strips of pastry before baking, or otherwise use a basic icing as you suggested after they come out of the oven?
Good luck, and please let us know how you managed to get on! I might just try hot cross buns for my kids this Easter, too (neither of them have been able to have buns before!).
04/03/2012, 08:42 PM
I am pretty sure there are yeast free bread recipes in my breadmachine cookbook. Damper being one, but I think there are others. Could you take one of those, add the whatever fruit is okay (could you dry your own, or is it the fruit that is the problem?), spice, nuttelex and whatever milk is suitable for some of the liquid and you'll get a richish bun. For the cross just use gf flour and water.. maybe an oil spritz to help it brown.
You'll probably need to tweak it a bit for gf ness, but I don't see why it wouldn't work.
04/03/2012, 09:06 PM
Thanks for the replies so far (any others will be very welcome).
I might just have to have a bit of a play with a few 'recipes' and see how we go. In reality anything that looks like a hot cross bun will prob go down a hit
04/03/2012, 10:41 PM
Yes if yeast is in question then it may be difficult to find a recipe.
But if you are looking for resemblance then maybe you could make scones and disguise to look like a hot cross bun?
08/03/2012, 07:24 AM
I have food allergies and have been craving hot cross buns! I'm sure if they are okay for your son to eat, but lifestyle bakery sell some that are GF and also free of a few other allergens. The ingredients list is on their website. If you order six items from them they deliver free to metro area. Hope that helps. http://www.lifestylebakery.com.au/page.asp?productid=65
08/03/2012, 08:49 AM
I haven't tried this one yet. It has yeast in it and you would need to adjust it if you omit the sultanas.http://www.wellandgood.com.au/recipes/hot-cross-buns.html
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