Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns

READY IN: 5hrs 35mins
YIELD: 12 rolls




  • Combine raisins, currants, craisins, orange juice, orange zest, water and vanilla. Let soak at least 20 minutes.
  • Combine yeast, flours, starch, guar gum, spices, jaggery, candied fruit and salt in a stand mixer.
  • Add the fruit mixture (along with any soaking liquid), oil and egg.
  • Mix for 5 minutes dough will be stiff but slightly sticky.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm spot for 2 hours, until puffy but not necessarily doubled in size.
  • Grease a 9x13” baking dish.
  • Divide dough into 12 pieces and roll into balls with lightly oiled hands.
  • Place them in baking dish, re-cover and set aside in a warm place for 2 hours, until risen.
  • Heat the oven to 400°F.
  • Whisk together the “cross” ingredients to form a smooth paste.
  • Scrape into a small zip-top bag and snip the corner.
  • Pipe the paste in a cross over the center of each bun.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until they sound hollow when tapped.
  • Remove from the oven and immediately drizzle with honey.
  • Return to the oven for 2 minutes.
  • Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then move to a wire rack.