If you can’t or won’t eat gluten, then you’re always left out of hamburger night. There are plenty of gluten-free loaves of bread in the market, but very few burger buns. Today I’m sharing with you a recipe for homemade gluten-free buns that will make everyone jealous. They’re reasonably fluffy and incredibly tasty!
Here’s where you need to make a choice. Whether you use store-bought gluten-free flour, which is convenient, or blend your own gluten-free all-purpose flour, which you can use it in any other bread project. Below you’ll find the ingredients for from-scratch gluten-free flour, but just substitute them for store-bought gluten-free flour if you’re in a hurry.
If you decide to make your flour, don’t forget to add the xanthan gum. This all-natural ingredient acts like a binding agent and gives some flexibility to the dough, effectively emulating gluten.
The rest of the ingredients are yeast, salt, eggs, water, olive oil and the typical sesame seeds to give our buns a classic feel. That’s the beauty of baking bread, you always use the same ingredients but get distinct results. Cakes, cookies, bread or buns. They’re all part of a happy family.
This recipe yields eight buns, and they’re ready in forty minutes, including the baking time. There’s no reason not to make buns at home, save some money and make sure there’s no gluten or any other harmful substance in them.
The next time you grill some burgers, you’ll be able to dig in like the rest of your friends with your very own homemade gluten-free buns. That’s what I call freedom! Let’s head on to the kitchen and make some golden, sesame buns. You’ll totally love these; that’s guaranteed.
Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Using the stand mixer, combine the rice flour, tapioca starch, arrowroot starch, millet flour, sorghum flour, xanthan gum, instant yeast and salt. Pour in the water and oil while mixing and the eggs one at a time.
Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl and form a dough. Let the dough rest for an hour covered with a kitchen cloth at room temperature.
Form the buns, sprinkle them with sesame seeds and bake for 15-20 minutes until fluffy, golden and cooked through. Optionally brush them with an egg wash for a glossy finish.