This is my first ever reblog – I was so happy with this post last year, that I thought I’d post it up again on Good Friday 2013. This year I made some spiced maple ‘butter’ to spread on top of the warm/toasted buns – 1/4 cup dairy-free spread mixed with 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 2 tbsps mapel syrup – delicious!
Happy Easter Everyone 🙂

Lucy's Friendly Foods

Well, it’s Good Friday so it must be the day to post Hot Cross Buns. I could have easily bought some dairy-free, egg-free low quality buns from the supermarket… but, since I’m challenging myself and the supermarket version “may have traces of sesame” I decided to make a batch. It was a bit of a palaver …. hours of rising and knocking back, but actually they worked really well and it was very satisfying having a home-made batch to hand out. It’s Little S who can’t have sesame and she really isn’t keen on currants/sultanas/raisins so they weren’t her thing… but Big S and I thought they were very authentic and rather yummy!

Hot Cross Buns (dairy-free, egg-free, soya-free, nut-free, vegetarian and vegan)

makes 6

  • 320g strong bread flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 25g dairy-free spread (I use Pure)
  • 45g granulated sugar
  • zest of…

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Welcome. I'm a Cordon Bleu trained chef and mother with a passion for cooking vegetarian food. All recipes featured here are dairy, egg, and nut-free, thus 'accidentally' vegan, as my children are allergic to those. My aim is to recreate any dish, even what seems impossible, but free of the ingredients we can't have, and log my exploits here. Please browse what is now several hundred recipes. All the recipes posted (unless stated) are my own creations.

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