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Craving this Easter classic? Just because you've quit sugar, doesn't mean you have to miss out on one of the most delicious baked goods to grace the earth! We've got just the thing for you.
NOTE: This recipe can also be enjoyed gluten-free, just be sure to use gluten-free plain flour.
1 ¼ cups plain flour, plus extra for dusting (feel free to use gluten-free plain flour)
¾ cup buckwheat flour
1/3 cup potato starch
2 teaspoons guar gum or 1 ½ teaspoons xanthan gum
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 tablespoon dry yeast
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, roughly chopped
¼ cup granulated stevia
3/4 cup milk or coconut milk
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for greasing
Zest of one orange, finely grated
Zest of one lemon, finely grated
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons plain flour or gluten-free plain flour
2 tablespoons water
Sift flours, gum, salt and spices in a large bowl. Mix in the yeast and nuts.
In a second bowl, beat the eggs with the stevia, milk, oil and zests.
Add egg mixture to dry ingredients and mix well until dough forms. Transfer mixture to clean, lightly greased bowl and set aside in a warm place for one hour to let the dough rise.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line a baking tray with baking paper. Turn the risen dough out onto a lightly-floured surface and knead for one minute.
Divide dough into eight, roll into even balls and place on the prepared tray. Brush with the egg glaze.
Make the white cross mixture by combining the flour and water. Place the mixture in a small zip-lock bag and snip off a tiny bit of one corner.