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Hot Cross Bun mmmMallows Easter Egg S’mores

Easter
Recipe

You get s'mores... and then you get Hot Cross Bun Easter S'mores! Homemade hot cross buns and mmmMallows Easter Eggs — that's where the magic happens.


Hot Cross Bun mmmMallows Easter Egg S’mores

Ingredients

  • 1 sachet (10g) yeast
  • 1 cup (250ml) lukewarm milk
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) white sugar
  • ¼ cup (60ml) melted butter
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • splash of orange juice
  • 3½ cups cake flour
  • 1 tsp (5ml) salt
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) each ground ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg
  • ½ cup (125ml) castor or regular sugar
  • handful raisins

For the cross decoration:

  • ½ cup (125ml) flour
  • 3 Tbsp (45ml) water

To finish:

  • 3 Tbsp (45ml) apricot jam, thinned down with hot water
  • 3 Beacon mmmMallows Easter Eggs
  • handful Beacon Pink and White mmmMallows
  • 4 blocks Beacon Heavenly Milk Chocolate

Method

  1. Combine yeast, water and sugar in a bowl. Leave for 6-10 minutes until frothy.
  2. Combine butter, egg and orange juice, and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add flour, salt, sugar and spices.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and knead for 5 minutes until smooth.
  5. Cover dough and set aside for 30 minutes to double in size.
  6. Knock dough down and divide in half. (Save the other half to make a second batch).
  7. Divide dough into 6 equal balls.
  8. Set aside on a greased or lined baking tray, cover and leave to rise for 10 minutes.
  9. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  10. For the cross decoration, combine flour and water (it needs to be a thick paste) and place into a piping bag.
  11. Pipe the cross onto each dough ball. Place immediately into the oven.
  12. Bake for 15 minutes or until cooked through and golden.
  13. Remove from the oven and brush immediately with apricot jam until glossy. Allow to cool.
  14. Halve each bun and place onto a baking tray.
  15. Top the bottom half of each bun with your favourite combination of mmmMallows Easter Eggs, Pink and White mmmMallows and Beacon Heavenly Milk Chocolate.
  16. Bake for a further 5-10 minutes or until gooey.
  17. Place the top half onto each bun and enjoy immediately.

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