I want to share a recipe I recently came across for gluten-free yeast rolls that bake up with the crusty golden outside and perfect texture and taste inside. People seriously probably wouldn’t be able to tell that they are GF.
My daughter and I love these. Sometimes I miss the taste and texture of wheat rolls. Well, these filled the bill.
Just to have some fun, I baked a batch yesterday with pepperoni and cheese in the middle, because I used to enjoy the wheat version. They did not disappoint!
These are so easy. You can whip up a batch of dough and bake plain for dinners or holiday meals. Or you can add fun things like I did below.
Perfect GF Rolls (Pepperoni & Cheese optional)
3/4 cup warm water (105-115 degrees F, not hotter or it will kill the yeast!)
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup brown rice or white rice flour
1/4 cup tapioca flour/starch
1/4 cup potato starch (not potato flour)
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon balsamic or rice vinegar
1. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray (makes 12).
2. Using a small bowl or a 2-cup size glass measuring cup, combine the warm water, yeast, and sugar. Stir until just dissolved. Cover with a kitchen towel and set in a warm area (on the preheating stove) for about 10 minutes. Mixture will form a foam head about 3/4 inch high.
3. You can use a food processor or a stand mixer with a paddle to combine rice flour, tapioca starch, potato starch, xanthan gum, and salt. Blend for about a minute so it’s well combined.
4. In a small bowl, whisk olive oil, eggs, and vinegar until blended.
5. Add the egg mixture and the yeast mixture to dry ingredients and mix until combined. Keep mixing then for 2 to 3 minutes. (If stirring by hand, mix 3 to 5 minutes.)
6. Using a large spoon, scoop dough into muffin tin cups. (If you are doing pepperoni & cheese rolls, just place a small amount of dough, about a heaping teaspoon size into each muffin cup. Then sprinkle a little shredded cheese, lay two pepperoni slices on the cheese, then sprinkle a little more cheese on top. Then go back and place another larger scoop of dough on top, using up the dough.)
7. Spray some plastic wrap with non-stick spray and cover the muffin tin. Place it in a warm area to rise for about 20-25 minutes.
8. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
9. Place rolls in preheated oven and bake 20 to 25 minutes or until brown and crusty.
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