I am aware that their is a lot of threads regarding hot cross buns but as the title suggest I am looking for an alternative to the ordinary hot cross bun due to health reasons.
* No modern Wheat - I was thinking maybe 100% Khorasan / Kamut flour as this will probably give the lightest result without using wheat??
* Sourdough rather then bakers yeast as it is better for my digestion and will add to the flavour.
Just sharing some pics of the Hot Cross Buns I just made.
The recipe is from The Professional Pastry Chef
First, I am very new to bread-baking, so I am bursting with pride to tell someone my little success story! I wanted to make hot cross buns, but wanted to make sure to make a tender rich dough and I wanted lots of fruit in it. So with great trepidation I actually adapted a recipe to fit. Those of you who bake regularly will chuckle at my naivete but I am just so tickled that it worked and not just tolerably well, even. These are actually the best hot cross buns I've ever had.
In the run up to easter, I've been working on a naturally leavened recipe for hot cross buns.
Results are up on my blog, for all who are interested: http://foolishpoolishbakes.wordpress.com/2009/03/30/hot-cross-buns/