|Gluten Free Cinnamon Buns|
I will definitely be making these again and I hope you all enjoy them as much as we did (yes, even the gluten eating husband was a fan). Thanks for the reminder Lucy! These are for you <3
bakes at: 350
makes 8 small cinnamon buns - recipe can be easily doubled
1 1/2 tsp Yeast
1 1/2 Tbsp Sugar
1/2 cup Warm Milk
1 1/4 cup All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour Blend (see Flour Blends page)
1/4 cup Tapioca Starch
1/4 tsp Salt
2 tsp Guar Gum (or 1 1/4 tsp xanthan gum)
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
3 Tbsp Oil
1/2 tsp Vinegar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Tbsp Butter or Margarine (at room temp)
1/3 cup Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp Cinnamon
3 Tbsp Melted Butter or Margarine
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
(mix together, microwave until bubbling (about 20 seconds) and pour into greased square baking dish)
In a small bowl, combine yeast, sugar and warm milk. Set aside to proof for 5-10 minutes.
Using a stand mixer or by hand, mix dry ingredients (first 5 ingredients) in large bowl.
Mix remaining 4 wet ingredients separately.
While mixing, add wet ingredients and yeast mixture to dry ingredients. Let mix for 3 minutes (or mix well by hand)
While your hands are still a bit oily, pick up the dough and form it into a rectangle shape.
Lay dough on the oiled plastic wrap and cover with the second piece of plastic.
With a rolling pin, roll out the dough, repositioning the plastic as needed, until it's a rectangle about 8"x12" in size.
Remove top plastic wrap.
(If you double this recipe you will want to roll out the dough in two batches)
|make a small rectangle with your hands and place between oiled plastic wrap|
|roll out with rolling pin until the dough is roughly 8"x12"|
Spread it over the surface of the dough, leaving a little bit of space on one long side with no filling so that you can seal it after you roll it up.
Start rolling up the dough at the long side that has the filling spread to the edge. Pull the plastic wrap in the direction you want to roll the dough to help it along.
Pinch the edge to seal in the filling and keep the buns from unravelling.
|spread filling over dough, leaving space on one long edge for sealing|
|roll dough into a log, pulling up the plastic to help it along|
|lightly pinch the edge to seal it and keep it from unrolling|
Take a piece of dental floss or thread and position it under the cinnamon log. Cris-cross the string to cut the 8 individual cinnamon buns. (If you try to cut it with a knife it will just squish it)
|make marks where you want to cut then use floss to cut without crushing the dough|
Place cinnamon buns in the dish, close together but not touching.
Let rise in warm, draft free place for 30 mins (they should be much larger)
Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until the tops are light brown.
Let cool 5 minutes in the dish then invert on a plate.
|pour the base sauce in oiled dish and place cinnamon buns with space to rise|
|let rise for 30 mins|
|bake 20-25 mins or until they start to brown. Let cool 5 minutes.|
|after cooling 5 mins, turn the dish over on a plate. they may or may not stick to each other... mine didn't|
Left overs can be kept at room temperature and microwaved up to 2 days. They can also be frozen and reheated in the microwave (but be careful, they will be hot!)