Makes 8 to 10 buns
10 oz. gluten-free ale (I used Coors Peak Copper Lager) or sparkling water, club soda or gingerale – room temperature
3 large eggs brought to room temperature
3 T olive oil
1 t apple cider vinegar
2 T honey or agave nectar
2 3/4 cups (371 gr.) gfJules™ All Purpose Gluten Free Flour
1/4 cup dry milk powder/non-dairy milk powder OR plain potato flakes (16 gr.)
1 t sea salt
1 T granulated cane sugar
2 1/4 t rapid rise or bread machine yeast
extra olive oil and milk (dairy or soy, coconut or hemp work well) for brushing on rolls
sesame seeds, poppy seeds or other topping of choice
1. Prepare English Muffin rings or “bun pans” by oiling lightly. Place the rings on a parchment-lined baking sheet and set aside. Or, if you have a hamburger bun pan, oil the pan and set it aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, apple cider vinegar and honey.
3. In another large bowl, whisk all dry ingredients except yeast (flour, salt, milk powder/potato flakes and sugar). With mixer on low speed, slowly pour the dry ingredients into the liquids to combine.
4. Continue beating while slowly pouring in the beer to mix. Once incorporated, add the yeast. Beat until the batter is smooth, then increase mixing speed and beat for 4 minutes.
5. Spoon batter into oiled rings or pans, filling no more than half-way up. Smooth the tops with a rubber spatula. Don’t make the buns too large at this stage, unless you’re looking for kaiser rolls!
6. Brush all buns lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.
7. Cover with oiled wax paper and let rise in a warm, moist place for 30 minutes (an oven preheated to 200 F, then turned off, with a bowl of water in the oven to add moisture, is a good option). Do not let the rolls rise more than double their size, or they will rise too much to support themselves and will collapse when cooling.
8. When the rolls have risen, bake at 375º F (static) or 350º F (convection) for approximately 20 minutes. The internal temperature of the rolls should be approximately 205 – 210º F. The rolls should have risen above the tops of the pans, and will be golden brown with a nice crust.
9. Remove to cool in the pans for 5 minutes, then gently remove from the pans and serve with your favorite burger!
Copyright 2015 Jules E. D. Shepard