Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Plaited Buns


serves / makes 8 buns
2 hours prep time
25 mins cooking time


  • 7g dried active yeast
  • 230ml water, heated in the microwave for 30 seconds
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 40g dairy free spread, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 450g gluten free white bread flour
  • 200g dairy free chocolate, melted




  1. Place all the ingredients, except the chocolate, in a large bowl and mix until it forms a smooth dough
  2. Knead the dough by hand for about 8 minutes or with a dough hook on an electric mixer for 5 minutes
  3. Cover the dough and leave to rise in a warm place for about 40 minutes
  4. Knead the dough for one minute
  5. Return to the bowl, cover and leave to rise for another 40 minutes
  6. Knead the dough for one minute
  7. Divide into 8 equal portions
  8. Roll out each portion into a rectangle, it should be about 1/2 cm thick
  9. Spread each rectangle with melted chocolate then roll up from the short side of the rectangle
  10. Cut each rolled up piece of dough in half lengthways so the chocolate is exposed along the whole rope
  11. Plait the two pieces of dough together
  12. Pinch each of the ends together to close the buns
  13. Place the eight buns on a lined baking sheet
  14. Leave to rise for 20 minutes
  15. Preheat the oven to 180 oC
  16. Brush the buns with some egg wash
  17. Bake in the centre of the oven for 25 minutes