I typically don’t make gluten free bread. It just never quite cuts it. Either too sticky, too dry and falls apart, or just plain not worth it. You are never going to replace bread made with regular flour. And I must say, the recipes that are worth it, typically take a lot of precise prep and some take expensive ingredients.
Here is our family favorite gluten free biscuit. It does have a lot of yeast, so I tend to save it for a treat. If you have a dairy sensitivity even with cooked dairy products, coconut milk or something in place of the powdered milk would substitute just fine. I personally haven’t seemed to notice any trouble with warm or cooked dairy products. It definitely is on the softer side, so not my favorite to substitute for a hamburger bun, but goes really well with soups or just when you’ve got a need for some comfort food with butter.
Gluten Free Biscuits/ Rolls
Makes 12 decent sized rolls (could make them smaller serving size, Freezes well!)
Takes about 1 hour to prep and bake to completion
1 1/2 cups of warm water (I’ve also used warmed milk here for a little more savory buttermilk biscuit flavor)
1 Tablespoon instant yeast
Combine Yeast and Warm water/ milk
1/4 cup butter softened
3 tablespoons of sugar
Add the warm water and yeast to the butter, sugar, egg mixture
1/3 cup of powdered milk
Begin mixing in the following dry ingredients:
1.5 cups of almond flour
1.5 cups of gluten free flour mix (I use Namaste brand from Costco)
1 tablespoon of potato flakes (or I’ve found 1 Tbsp Arrowroot powder works)
This dough will be super sticky, more like a cookie dough. That is okay!
Coat your hands in coconut oil to shape the dough into the sizes you want or just plop dough with a spoon into pan if you are lazy like me and don’t care what it looks like.
Place 12 dough balls into a greased 9×13 pan
cover with a flour sack towel
Allow to rise 15-20 minutes until doubles in size either on the stovetop while oven is heating to 350 degrees, or inside the oven at 120 degrees or less.
Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees
When done can brush with melted butter
I have also added garlic, parsley, dill, and other herbs to these to change up the flavor.