It’s that time of year when BBQs and picnics are sprouting up every weekend and hardly a day goes by without firing up the grill. It’s time to make easy gluten free buns (hamburger or hot dog buns, that is!).
Whether you like traditional burgers or dogs, veggie burgers or just enjoy a good bun for a sandwich, there’s nothing like a real, soft and yummy bun. Most of us have suffered through one too many frozen gluten free buns that frustratingly crumbles into a dry heap, leaving an unappetizing mess where a hand-held burger ought to be.
Don’t settle for that kind of sad sandwich state of affairs ever again! Empower yourself with one of my easy gluten free hamburger bun recipes and grab one of the many easy kitchen hacks for making bun rings. Bake your way to your happy place with these tips and recipes.
To make gluten free buns, you have several options*:
✤ English Muffin rings make great, thick buns of uniform size.
✤ Shape rings or hot dog forms out of aluminum foil for one-time use.
✤ Bake with yogurt in place of liquids like gluten free beer, soda water, gingerale, milk or water in your recipe, and the dough should be thick enough to shape by hand and bake directly on parchment-lined baking sheets. This method even makes giant sized rolls!
Use one of my easy recipes below:
If using individual rings, like English Muffin rings, Mason jar rings or hand-shaped foil rings, oil the rings and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet, as below.
Fill the rings 2/3-3/4 full, as below, and lightly brush the tops with oil then sprinkle with any toppings like sesame seeds or sea salt.
After rising 20-30 minutes, brush with oil again or an egg wash made from one whole egg plus 1 tablespoon water, as below.
Bake until a toothpick inserted into the centers comes out clean and the tops of the buns are lightly browned, as below.
No matter which method you choose, embrace the bun! Homemade gluten free buns can be so good, everyone at the picnic will want one, so don’t settle for anything less!
Now that you know how easy it is to make hamburger or hot dog buns this soft, light and pretty, doesn’t it make you want to fire up the grill?
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