Vegan Hot Cross Buns

8 Apr

We are so, so excited about this recipe that has been submitted to us from some friends. Our excitement can be said to be caused by three things: 1) Its EASTER! – which means loads of chocolate, hot cross buns, Easter egg hunts, etc… 2) These gorgeous hot cross buns have parsnip in! YUM and 3) the recipe comes in COMIC format! which is a first for us at Naked Vegan Cooking!

Don’t worry if for whatever reason you can’t read the text on the comics – we have included relatively decent descriptions in the ALT text. If you are using a screen reader these will be read out for you by your reader, and if you are using Internet Explorer you can read these by rolling your mouse over the text.

Thanks so much to the submitters of this recipe! The artist blogs other comics and musings over at unnecessaryinsufficient – you should check them out 🙂

text reads: "Its time for Naked Vegan Hot Cross Buns!"

Ingredients: to make 20-25, you will need: naked vegan cooks (as many as you like), 3 cups flour (half bread, half plain), 2 parsnips (not everyone puts parsnips in their hot cross buns and you dont have to either), third cup oil, a block of yeast, 2+ handfuls of sultanas (mixed fruit is also good), ginger, half and orange, sugar, one and half cups warm water, half a cup soy milk, spices! (cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, black pepper, go nuts! - nuts might also be good). Each ingredient has a cute cartoon drawn of it.

Method: 1. Mix the lump of yeast with a tbsp of sugar and some of the water. Leave for 10-20 mins. (Cartoon shows: a female cartoon person stirring yeast saying "Let it breed!"). 2. Mix the flour, sugar, and all the dry flavours together in a big bowl. 3. Grate the parsnips, ginger, orange rind and fry in a little oil and sugar . (Cartoon shows female figure stirring flour saying "3 cups makes enough for my family too... but youll get the all if they are crap!", male figure who is peeling parsnips responds "Why would that be...? Parsnips are great!"). 4. If you have time now, make a bit of pastry to go on the top later (start thinking of what designs you could use) (Cartoon: female figures says "If I was martyred for a religion today, I would have my symbol being the chair, - from the electric chair" male figure says "That would be a good symbol"). Next pane: Is your yeast ready? female figure says "Listen to it fizzing!" Male figure says "eek!" Its ready. 5. Make a dip in the dry recipe and pour your yeast in and stir. Add the rest of the liquids. (Cartoon: female figure says: Will you feel confident putting this up on the internet?" Male figure says: "No!". 5b. Resolve to have a conversation with family, friends and co-workers about body image.

6. Squeeze in the orange juice too. (Cartoon: female figure, squeezing orange, says: "Squeeze it til all its blood comes out". Male figure says "Vegan blood!"). 7. Add the parsnips, sultanas and anything else you still have left. (cartoon shows male figure with mouth full, angry female figure with empty packet saying: "If you still have anything left!". 8. Cool, now leave that baby to rise for half an hour! (more is fine). (Cartoon shows: bowl on the side, two heads peeking over, waiting). 9. Has it risen? Whack it and watch it deflate! (Cartoon shows female figure whacking the mix and watching it deflate). 10. Knead the dough. Tell this joke: "What do you get when you pour boiling water down a rabbit hole? Hot cross bunnies!". 11. Divide this mixture into lots of little buns on a baking tray. Leave a few centimetres between them. (cartoon shows: male figure juggling with blobs of mixture).

12. Get that pastry from earlier and decorate the buns with your favourite designs and symbols. Go wild!"; (Cartoon shows both figures decorating buns with squatter symbol, infinity polyamory symbol, lovehearts, anarchist A symbol, female sign, and chair). 13. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees C. Cartoon shows oven on fire with male figure saying "These are metaphorical flames because thats hot. You should probably stop if your oven actually looks like this" 14. Leave everything to rise for 20 mins. Cartoon shows female figures feet in the air, male asks "What are you doing?" female responds "putting my feet up!" 15. Bake at 250 degrees for 5 mins then turn it down to 180. 16. Mix a glaze from orange juice and sugar. Cartoon shows oven on fire. Female figure says "the oven is on fire!" Male figure responds "only metaphorically!". 17. When the buns start to brown, glaze them and give them a few more minutes. They will have cooked for about 20 in all. Cartoon: female figure says "we dont have a glazing brush". Male figure responds: "I have my toothbrush" 18. Take them out, and share them out! Cartoon of both figures with buns, hands reaching in for them.

Vegan hot cross buns with various symbols on them.

hot cross buns!

naked male holding tray of buns

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12 Responses to “Vegan Hot Cross Buns”

  1. Stewart Lever April 8, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    Love the posting…I will definitely try the recipe. STARKERS of course!

  2. Nick April 8, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

    Hope I was there when your making it, Looks yummy, I am defiantly going to try this out

  3. Alex April 8, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    Amazing, this made me smile 🙂

  4. stef (@Naked_stef) April 8, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    wow the look very nice and I love to eat one(or two) lol
    happy easter to you all

  5. smoothalx April 8, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

    Good recipe, loved the cartoon walk through.

  6. Sabine April 9, 2012 at 8:29 am #

    I absolutely love this! 😀
    Looking forward to more comic recipes! 😀

  7. naturistreview April 9, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    Great post! Love the artwork.

  8. homeclothesfree April 10, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

    Reblogged this on home clothes free.

  9. Jo Birkinshaw April 13, 2012 at 11:22 am #

    Love the illustrations 🙂

  10. Silcoe April 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

    Don’t know who did the cartoon work but absolutely brilliant. Thanks for this posting 🙂


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