It’s a while since I’ve joined Trish from My Little Drummer Boys for a Wordless Wednesday post. As it happens I have one almost ready to go. Inspired by another blogger, it’s about my personal first aid kit. However… it seems my blogging malaise continues, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to share a Vegemite Hot Cross Bun recipe I received last week.
It’s not an option for me for many many reasons—starting with the flour and vegemite neither of which are gluten-free*. Plus… the notion of cheese and vegemite makes me gag, but I know there are many out there (my own mother included) who love the combo!
So… without further ado…
10g dried yeast
1 cup lukewarm water
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1⁄4 cup vegemite
1 tablespoon caster sugar
20g butter, melted
31⁄2 cups flour, sifted
3⁄4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 egg 1 tablespoon water
1 vegemite 145g Tube, for topping
1. COMBINE the yeast and warm water in a large bowl and mix until yeast is dissolved. Add the eggs, vegemite, sugar and butter and whisk to combine. Stir in the flour and cheese and mix until combined then knead for 5-8 minutes on a floured surface until the dough is smooth and springy. Place the dough into a clean bowl and cover. Set aside in a warm place to rise for approx. 1 hour or until doubled in size.
2. KNOCK back the dough then knead lightly. Divide into 12 even portions. Knead each lightly then stretch each ball out slightly and place 1⁄2 teaspoon vegemite onto each and roughly knead through. Roll each into a smooth bun and place on a greased baking tray with 1cm gap between them. Set aside in a warm place for 20 minutes or until doubled in size.
3. BEAT together egg and water then brush over the buns. Using the vegemite tube, squeeze crosses onto the buns.
4. BAKE in a hot oven 200°C for 15-20 minutes or until golden and bases are crisp and sound hollow when tapped. Cool on a wire rack.
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
How do you feel about Vegemite (& Cheese) Hot Cross Buns? Yay or Nay?
NB. Not sponsored but recipe via One Green Bean for and from Vegemite.
* Gluten-free replacements for vegemite are available. (I use them for making gravy!)