Learn how to make delicious Gluten Free Bread Rolls. You’ll never buy gluten-free bread rolls at the grocery store again. You can make them yourself with this easy recipe.

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I love making homemade bread and am slowly learning how to make it gluten free.

The gluten free bread they sell in the supermarket is quite expensive and the taste and texture isn’t very good.

If you’re starting to make your own GF bread, this recipe is perfect for you. You don’t need a gluten free bread flour blend for these rolls, but this recipe is made by mixing different flours and starches (all GF).

I took inspiration from the gluten free dinner rolls recipe from “Theloopywhisk”. I adapted it with other flours and ingredients I had at home, but it’s a very similar recipe. If you want to see Katarina’s original recipe, here is the direct link to her recipe: Gluten Free dinner rolls

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  1. Psyllium husks and xanthan gum
    To get fluffy and elastic bread, you need to replace the gluten with psyllium husk and xanthan gum. In this way, the bread will be much more manageable and elastic.
  2. Baking powder and baker’s yeast
    To make your rolls fluffy, it’s important to add both yeasts. The baker’s dry yeast provides a lot of volume and the baking powder helps to get a fluffy and airy dough.
  3. Use the right proportion of water and flour
    Gluten-free flours usually have a slightly higher water absorption capacity than wheat flour. Therefore, the percentage of water in gluten free bread needs to be much higher than in wheat bread with gluten. So when you follow a bread recipe, make sure the water content is high.

4. Fermentation

Let the dough ferment in a warm place long enough so it can rise properly. If your house is cold, put the bread (covered) in the oven for 1 hour at 20-27 ºC. You’ll see that it rises very well and quickly.

5. Steaming.

Add steam during baking. For bread to rise well and stay fluffy and moist, steam is key. Place a baking tray filled with water on the bottom of the oven.

Check out how easy it’s to prepare this gluten free bread rolls.

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How to bake gluten free bread rolls at home

All the ingredients to bake this bread

Gluten substitutes- The binders

Gluten free flours

To make a gluten free bread fluffy and airy, it comes down to combining different flours and starches. In this case, I used:

Psyllium husks and xanthan gum cannot be substituted. They’re an important ingredient for the elasticity and fluffiness of bread.

Combie different flours and starches to get a fluffy bread.

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Gluten free bread rolls step by step

1. Mix all ingredients

To start, put the slightly warmed milk and water in a large bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of white sugar and the packet of dry yeast for bread. Cover the bowl with a cloth and let it sit for 10-15 minutes or until you see that the yeast has activated.

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In the meantime, mix the dry ingredients. Put the tapioca starch, rice flour, buckwheat flour, cornstarch, powdered sugar, pea protein, xanthan gum, salt, psyllium husks, and baking powder in a bowl.

Mix all the flour well with a spoon.

When the yeast has activated, add the melted butter and mix. Gradually add the flour mixture until all ingredients are well incorporated.

Add the egg and mix. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes and form it into a ball.

Cover the ball and let it rest for 15 minutes. If you let it rest for a few minutes, the psyllium husks and xanthan gum will absorb some of the liquid from the dough and form an elastic dough without having to tire us kneading.

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2. Knead the dough on a work surface for 15 minutes.

Knead on a work surface. Don’t add flour to the surface, moisten your fingers with water or oil and knead. *If you add flour at this point of kneading, the bread will get dry.

If the dough is too sticky, put some oil on the work surface and knead it well for 10-15 minutes to make a smooth dough.

Once you have a smooth dough, coat it with oil, cover it, and let it rest for 1- 2 hours until it increases in volume.

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3. Divide the dough into 8 pieces and form the rolls.

Divide the dough into 6-8 pieces (depending on how many rolls you want to have). Knead each piece of dough well and shape it into a ball. At this point, you can add a little flour to the work surface to help knead the dough.

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Place the rolls on a baking pan, cover them, and let them rise in a warm place for at least 30 minutes.

If it’s cold at home, put the bread in the oven at 20-25°C for at least 30 minutes to ferment and rise.

Once you see that the bread has almost doubled in volume, brush them with a beaten egg.

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4. Bake for approx. 20 minutes at 180ºC

Bake for approx. 20 minutes at 180 ºC (the oven must be preheated). You can place a baking tray filled with water on the bottom of the oven.

The baking time may vary depending on the type of oven and the size of the buns. If you make the buns bigger, they’ll take a little longer to bake.

When you see that the buns are golden brown, take them out of the oven and let them cool on a rack.

The bread will keep fresh for 1-2 days at the most. If you notice it’s dry the next day, heat it in the microwave for 15-30 seconds and you’ll see it become fluffy and soft.

*If you’re not eating it the same day, heat it in the microwave for 15-30 seconds to make it fluffy and soft (these breads get a little dry the second or third day after baking).

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FAQ

Can I freeze the dough?

Yes, you can freeze the dough. I personally haven’t tried it yet, but I don’t think it’ll be a problem.

Can I substitute the xanthan gum and psyllium husks?

NO, both ingredients are important for an elastic and fluffy bread dough.

If you don’t want to brush the rolls with egg you can brush them with vegan milk.

Can I substitute cornstarch?

Yes, you can replace it with potato starch or tapioca starch.

Can I substitute tapioca starch?

Yes, you can replace it with cornstarch or potato starch.

Cornstarch isn’t the same as corn flour. They’re different and shouldn’t be confused when baking bread.

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Glutenfree bread rolls

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Easy and delicious gluten free bread rolls

Ingredients

  • 1 sachet dry yeast for bread (8g)
  • 1 tablespoon of white sugar
  • 160gr of water
  • 100gr milk (I used lactose-free milk)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 and a half tablespoons of butter
  • 160gr tapioca starch
  • 130 gr white rice flour
  • 25 gr buckwheat
  • 20 gr corn starch
  • 30 grams of powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of pea protein (6g)
  • 1 and a half teaspoons of salt
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 2 teaspoons of psyllium husk (8g)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder (royal baking powder)

Instructions

    1. In a bowl, mix the milk, water, white sugar, and dry yeast for bread. Cover and let stand 15 minutes.
    2. In another bowl, add all the dry ingredients: tapioca starch, rice flour, buckwheat flour, corn starch, powdered sugar, pea protein, xanthan gum, salt, psyllium husk, and baking powder.
    3. Mix the flours.
    4. When the yeast has activated, add the butter and mix. Gradually add the flour mixture until all ingredients are well incorporated.
    5. Add the egg and mix. Knead for about 5 minutes and form a ball. Cover the ball and let it rest for 15 minutes.
    6. After 15 minutes, knead on a work surface. Do not add flour on the surface, wet your fingers with water or oil to knead. *If you add flour the bread will be dry.
    7. Knead for about 5-10 minutes until you get a smooth dough.
    8. Spread oil on the dough, cover it and let it rest for 1-2 hours until it increases in volume.
    9. Divide the dough into 6-8 pieces (depending on the number of loaves you want). Knead each piece of dough well and shape it into a round loaf.
    10. Place the loaves on a baking dish, cover and let stand 30 minutes (minimum) in a warm place to rise. (If your house is cold, put the loaves in the oven at 20-25ºC for at least 30 minutes to rise).
    11. Brush the rolls with beaten egg and bake for 20 minutes at 180ºC.
    12. When you see the rolls golden brown, remove them from the oven and let them cool on a rack.

Notes

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