Raw Hot Cross Buns

Raw Hot Cross Buns

2 cups raw almonds
1/2 cup raisins
2 tbsp raw honey
Zest of 1 orange
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/4 cup raw cashews
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp water
1/4 tsp salt

In your food processor, grind almonds into a fine powder. Add 2 tbsp of the honey, your spices, lemon juice, and about 2 tbsp of water. Process until a doughy consistency is reached. Lightly blend in the raisins, lemon, and orange zest - avoid over processing, as you want to keep the raisins in fairly large chunks. Divide the dough into 8 chunks, and shape into roundish squares. Using a knife, make a cross on the top of each bun, and set aside.

Grind cashews into a fine powder, making sure they get processed thoroughly and evenly. You want the cashews to be blended as smoothly as possible, to ensure a nice and creamy icing consistency. Mix in the remaining 1 tbsp of honey, along with 1 tsp of water and a pinch of salt. Using an icing piper, make a cross on the top of each bun in icing.

From: Maggie at Rawified
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Maggie at Rawified