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Vegan Hot Rolls: A Spring Delight with Fluffy Sweetness and Mild Spices

Vegan Hot Rolls: A Spring Delight with Fluffy Sweetness and Mild Spices

Celebrate the arrival of spring with these vegan hot cross buns, each piece a sweet and spicy wonder that's sure to brighten up any afternoon. This recipe offers a vegan take on the traditional Easter favorite, incorporating aromatic spices and raisins into a beautifully soft dough made with soy milk and vegan butter. The buns are finished with classic crosses and a glossy apricot glaze, making them irresistibly appealing in both flavor and appearance.

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Why you will love it

These buns are not only a treat for the palate but also for the soul, bringing the essence of spring to your table with their warm spices and sweet aroma. They're perfect for anyone looking for a dairy-free alternative without compromising the festive vibe and traditional taste of hot cross buns. Their chewy texture and rich, spicy flavor make them a wonderful companion to your favorite coffee or tea, providing a comforting and satisfying pick-me-up.

Perfect opportunity

Perfect for Easter celebrations or any spring gathering, these vegan hot cross buns can be served during brunch, as an afternoon snack, or as part of a celebratory meal. They are also perfect for cooking and sharing with friends, family or neighbors as a homemade gift that shows care and thoughtfulness.

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Decorating Tips

Serve these rolls warm for the best experience, brushed with apricot jam for a shiny, sticky finish. For a creative twist, pair them with homemade chia jam, providing a delicious contrast of flavors. You can also sprinkle a little cinnamon or powdered sugar on top for a more festive look.

  • Ingredients:
    • 520 grams of white bread flour
    • 80 grams of powdered sugar
    • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
    • 3 teaspoons mixed spices
    • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
    • 8 grams of fast-acting dry yeast
    • 80 grams of melted vegan butter
    • 330 ml lukewarm soy milk
    • 150 grams of raisins
    • 30 grams of flour (for the crosses)
    • 50 grams of water (approximately)
    • Apricot jam, for icing
    • Frozen chia seeds and raspberries to make chia jam
  • Instructions:
    1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, spice blend, salt and yeast (keeping the yeast and salt on separate sides).
    2. Add the melted butter and warm soy milk to the dry ingredients and mix until a foamy paste forms.
    3. Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 10 minutes until it becomes elastic. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth and let it rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1.5 to 2 hours.
    4. Incorporate the raisins into the yeast dough, then divide it into 12 pieces and shape each into a ball. Let them rise again for about an hour.
    5. Mix 30 grams of flour with enough water to form a thick dough and place crosses on the buns.
    6. Bake at 180°C (356°F) for 25 minutes.
    7. While still warm, brush the buns with warm apricot jam for a sticky glaze.
    8. You can optionally make chia jam by combining chia seeds, frozen raspberries, water and maple syrup to taste.

Enjoy these delicious vegan Hot Cross Buns, perfect for bringing a touch of warmth and spring cheer into your home!

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