The poor little roll in the middle! The ones on the outside are X-large and the one in the middle is X-small! Oh well, next time I’ll know to make all of them golf-ball sized, not 7 golf balls on steroids and one dwarf golf ball.
Anyways… this is a recipe that was adapted from glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com. In my opinion she’s one of the best gluten free bloggers and she’s married to a chef so pretty much her recipes are good. But she uses so many different flours and I try to use as few flours as possible to make things simple and she’s not dairy free. So here is my almond flour dairy free version of her dinner rolls which are to die for. They’re soft, yet crunchy with a nice buttery taste. In fact, my husband didn’t even believe me when I told them they were gluten free!
*Note- You might also like my Paleo Dinner Rolls which are free from yeast, xanthan gum, and guar gum.
- 2 tsp. yeast
- ½ C water
- 2¼ C blanched almond flour, honeyville brand or nuts.com
- 1 C cornstarch or arrowroot powder
- 1¼ tsp salt
- 3 Tbsp. + 1 pinch sugar
- 2 tsp xanthan gum
- 1 tsp guar gum
- 6 Tbsp Earth Balance (vegan) butter, softened + 1 Tbsp melted butter
- 1 egg
- In a small bowl, mix the yeast and a pinch of sugar.
- Your going to need to get your water temperature to about 110 degrees to proof your yeast. If you run the water over the inside of your wrist the water should feel the same temperature as your skin. When it gets to the right temperature, measure out ½ C and pour into the yeast and set aside until it gets frothy.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the almond flour, cornstarch, salt, sugar, xanthan gum, and guar gum.
- If you have a stand mixer, transfer to the mixer (if not just mix well by hand). Add in the softened butter, egg, and yeast mixture. Mix well. Dough will be about the same consistency as cookie dough.
- Cover and place in a warm place to let rise for 1 hour. If your house isn't warm enough for your rolls to rise, gluten free girl says to heat your oven to 200 degrees, put in the rolls, put a pan of ice cubes on the rack below the rolls, close the door and turn off the oven.
- Lightly grease a cake or pie pan. I sprayed my hands with cooking oil to help the dough not stick to them and then roll the dough into golf ball sized rolls. Makes right at 8 rolls.
- Place in a warm place again and let rise, uncovered, another 30 to 45 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Brush the tops with melted butter and bake 15 to 20 minutes or until nicely browned.
- Brush with more melted butter as soon as they come out of the oven and eat as soon as possible!