Friday, July 1, 2011

Our Favorite Gluten-free Roll

Our Favorite Rolls 

½ cup lukewarm water
2 teaspoons yeast
2 teaspoons sugar
¾ cup milk
½ cup buttermilk (or 1¼ cups soy or almond milk)
2 cups brown rice flour
1½ cups tapioca flour
⅛ cup sugar
2½ teaspoons xanthan gum
½ cup dried potato flakes
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup cooking oil or shortening
2 tablespoons butter
2 eggs

  1. Preheat oven to 170°F or warm setting.
  2. To make yeast mixture, pour lukewarm water into a small bowl, and sprinkle yeast and sugar across the top of the water. Set aside. (To be sure the water is not too hot, put a couple of drops on the inside of your wrist and be sure that it is lukewarm.) 
  3. Microwave milk and buttermilk for about 1 minute, or until hot.
  4. Combine flours, sugar, xanthan gum, potato flakes, and salt in large bowl.
  5. Add yeast mixture, hot milk, oil, butter, and eggs into dry ingredients. Beat at high speed for 3 minutes. A heavy duty kitchen mixer is recommended.
  6. Spray muffin tins with cooking spray. Spoon dough into muffin tins, around ¾ full.
  7. Set muffin tray on open oven door to rise, with oven preheated to 150°F. Let rise for approximately 20 minutes for rapid rise yeast and 30 minutes for regular yeast.
  8. Place rolls in oven and turn heat up to 375°F. Bake for 20 to 24 minutes.

Makes 16 to 18 rolls
Perhaps I should call them gluten-free roll muffins. :)  
 Gluten-free dough just doesn't work well for shaping a roll, so using a muffin tin is a great help.
Warm the milk in your microwave for about one minute.
Here I am at a cooking class and book signing.  I am showing how to sprinkle the yeast and sugar across the top of the water.

I like working with a spoon and a rubber scraper to scoop the dough into the greased muffin tins.

The dough and the rolls won't look like the old gluten dough and rolls, but you will love the taste of these gluten-free rolls!

The roll recipe can be modified slightly to make a great pizza crust!  Check out my next blog entry for the recipe.

I love signing cookbooks...people are so kind and supportive.  Once they taste the rolls and pizza, it is hard to resist buying a cookbook!  You will love these recipes!   


1 comment:

  1. My daughter and I use this cookbook all the time, and these rolls are good! (we love to make the cinnamon roll version at our house.)