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Hot cross buns

chocolate truffles

Recipe highlights

Total cooking time:

1hr 25 min


Low Protein Diet - Exchange value 1/2* (per serving 0)



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  • 350g Loprofin Mix
  • 2 packets of yeast
  • 35g white fat
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 200mls Sno-Pro
  • 100mls warm water
  • 10g psyllium husk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 75g mixed dried fruit
  • Zest of one orange
  • 1 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

For the cross

  • 25g Loprofin Mix
  • Boiling water


  1. In a bowl, place the Loprofin Mix, sugar, salt, baking powder, psyllium husk, and rub in the hard-white fat.
  2. Add the yeast and spices before stirring to combine.
  3. In a jug or pan, heat the Sno-Pro and water just enough so it is warm.  
  4. Add the liquid to the bowl, and stir to form a soft dough.
  5. Mix in the dried fruit and orange zest.
  6. Divide into 9 sections and roll into balls.
  7. Place the dough on a lined baking sheet before allowing it to prove in a warm place for an hour.
  8. In a small bowl mix the Loprofin Mix (25g) with some boiling water - enough to form a soft paste - place the paste in a piping bag.
  9. Once the buns have doubled in size pipe a cross over the top.
  10. Bake at 170°C for 20/25 minutes.
  11. Allow to cool on the tray before eating.
  12. You can freeze the buns once they have cooled.

Chef tips:

  • You can use any dried fruit in this recipe including cranberries, apricots, mango and pineapples.
  • You can bake this recipe in a 2lb loaf tin as a fruit loaf.
  • Ground ginger, clove, can also be used to change the flavour.

This recipe is intended for patients who have been prescribed Loprofin by a healthcare professional.

The Loprofin range are Foods for Special Medical Purposes for the dietary management of inherited metabolic disorders and other conditions requiring a low protein diet, and must be used under medical supervision.

* The protein content indicated in this recipe is provided as a guide only. Please check the protein content on individual ingredients and product labels.

**Allergens may be present, please check individual ingredients and product labels. If concerned about allergens, please contact your healthcare professional.

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