Prep Time:4 hours
Cook Time:12 mins
Don't be put off by the prep time - most of that is the dough rising! These gluten-free vegan bread buns are really low maintenance for a dreamy result. They are light and airy and full of fabulous bounce which you want your bread to have. I love them warm from the oven or on the side with our fresh tomato soup or carrot soup.
Baking with gluten-free bread requires practice and adaptability! The flours are so different to wheat flours and you need to makes sure you get enough elasticity in the dough to replace the gluten. I find that gluten-free flours can vary packet to packet, so check out the photos to get a sense of the wet dough you need to create, and be patient with yourself and your experiments!
- 1 C warm water
- 1 Tbs honey
- 3 Tbs ground flaxseed
- ¹⁄3 C olive oil
- ½ a lemons juice
- ½ C gluten-free strong brown flour (we use Doves)
- ¾ C gluten-free strong white flour (we use Doves)
- ½ Tbs quick action yeast
- ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda (gluten-free)
- grind of salt
- ½ tsp zanthum gum
In your mixing bowl add the water, honey, ground flax, olive oil and lemon juice and combine.
Then add the flours, yeast, bicarb, salt and gum to the bowl. Once they are all in the bowl, mix for about 5 minutes until it's all well combined and you have a wet dough (as photographed)
Cover and leave in a warm place for a couple of hours. (It should double in size in that time.)
Prep your baking tray or tins with baking paper.
Mix the dough once more and then make your buns/mini loaves. It should still be a pretty wet and sticky mix! I use a spoon to dollop the mix onto the baking papered tray. I like to sprinkle seeds on the top of my buns. Sometimes we make cinnamon buns* with this dough too.
Then pop in a warm spot to rise - again they should grow about twice the size in about 90-120 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 190°C (fan). Once the oven is hot pop your bread in to bake for 12 minutes for individual buns, 15 minutes for mini loaves and 20 minutes for bigger items like cinnamon buns.
*If you want to make cinnamon buns with this dough look out for the recipe method - it will be online soon!