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Healthy Hemp Hot X Buns

It's Easter Time!!!
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 18


  • 330 g all purpose plain flour
  • 50 g new hemisphere™ Hemp Seed Flour
  • 5 g dried yeast
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 250 ml milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 orange
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 150 ml omeganz™ Olive Oil
  • 300 g sultanas
  • 100 g dried apricots, chopped
  • 100 g good quality dark chocolate (min. 70%)

Egg Wash

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp milk



  • Sift the plain flour then combine with new hemisphere™ Hemp Seed Flour, yeast, honey, milk, eggs, grated orange zest, vanilla, sea salt, and spices in the mixing bowl of a bench top mixer.
  • Mix with the dough hook on a low speed to first combine the ingredients then increase the speed to medium and mix for 8 minutes until smooth.
  • Add the olive oil slowly, until incorporated into the dough. If difficult to combine, finish off manually using a rubber spatula.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow to rest at room temperature for an hour.
  • Place the dough in the refrigerator overnight to rest and develop for a further 12 hours. You can go over 12 hours though make sure you cook the buns the following day. This step in the process is important because it helps produce a light and fluffy hot cross bun.


  • Divide the dough into 18 even size portions. Shape each into a round and place in a baking dish lined with non-stick baking paper. If the dough is too moist, you may have to knead a little with extra flour until it can be portioned.
  • Leave to set in a warm place for approximately 2 hours. This will depend on the warmth of your kitchen – if cool, turn the oven on low with the door open to help the buns prove. The mixture is quite dense however the buns will still rise a little.
  • Preheat oven 180°C Fan Forced.
  • Combine the egg and milk to make an egg wash. Brush the tops of the buns with the egg wash.
  • Bake 35 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown.
  • Cool slightly.
  • Melt chocolate and then pipe (or drizzle with a teaspoon) Xs over the buns.
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