The number of gluten-free lovers is definitely on the rise; some of them for health reasons and others just because they prefer to stay away from gluten as much as possible. Well, whatever your reasons are, you’ve just stumbled upon our recipe for gluten-free buns, which are not only unbelievably soft and incredibly delicious, but also a few hundred times better than the stuff you can find at the supermarket! If you are sceptical about breads made with alternative flours, don’t be! Gather the ingredients needed and give this preparation a try… I bet you’ll adore it!
- Tip the sugar, the salt and the yeast into the water, and stir the ingredients until the yeast is completely dissolved.
- Place the flour and the psyllium into a bowl, and whisk to properly combine them.
- Pour the water-yeast mixture into the bowl and whisk the ingredients together to obtain a sort of batter. Leave the mixture to rest for eight minutes so that the psyllium will have the time to turn the batter into a dough.
- Once the time has elapsed, use a spatula to scrape the dough from the bowl and grease your hands with some oil. Take the dough and roll it between your hands for a few seconds, just to make it round.
- Transfer the rounded dough into another bowl, which should also be greased with some oil.
- Cover the bowl with some cling film and leave the dough to rise in a warm place for one hour.
- Once the time is up, transfer the dough onto a working surface and divide it into four pieces using a knife or a pastry scraper.
- Grease your hands once again, take one of the pieces of dough and roll it between your hands to create a small ball. Place the ball onto a tray lined with greaseproof paper, and repeat the process with the other pieces of dough. The little oil that remains on the dough balls will help the surface to brown properly.
- Cover the tray with a second tray and let the dough rise for 20 minutes before moving on. Also, preheat the oven to 180°C, which is about 360°F.
- Once the time has elapsed, uncover the tray and bake the buns for 20 minutes to complete the process, remembering to rotate the tray half way through the cooking time to allow for even browning of the surface.
Preparation Time: 10m
Resting Time: 1h 20m
Cooking Time: 20m
Total Time: 1h 50m
Cooking Temperature: 180°C - 360°F
Storage Times: The buns will keep for two days at room temperature, and they can be frozen and reheated when needed. Frozen buns will last for about one month.