Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls
The perfect gluten-free dinner roll.
Servings 9 rolls
- 2 ¾ cups 11 ½ oz very good quality gluten-free flour blend
- 1 ½ tsp xanthan gum
- 2 tsp instant yeast
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup warm water 105-110°
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 egg preferably room temp
- 1 tsp cider vinegar
- In the mixing bowl of your electric mixer, mix together flour, xanthan gum, instant yeast, sugar, and salt.
- With mixer running on low speed, add in the hot water (be sure to test temperature with thermometer, melted butter (or substitute), egg, and cider vinegar.
- Mix on medium speed 3 minutes.
- Spray 8" or 9" round cake pan or pie plate with cooking spray. Using a 2" scoop or ⅓ cup measuring cup, scoop dough into 9 mounds in the pan. I place one mound in middle, then scoop 8 mounds of dough side by side all the way around the pan.
- Dip your fingertips into warm water and use to smooth out the tops of the rolls, continuing to wet fingers as needed.
- Cover with a dry towel and let rise in a warm place 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- During the last few minutes that the rolls are rising, preheat the empty oven to 400°. (if you were rising your rolls in the oven, remove and place on counter during oven preheat).
- Bake in 400° oven for 25-28 minutes. Tops should be golden brown and if you measure temperature of dough, it should measure 200°.
- Brush rolls with additional ½-1 tbsp of melted butter.
Make sure you measure the flour by weight! Here are two flour blends that work best for this are Gluten-free Mama's flour blend - used in the recipe above as written, or Authentic Foods Multi-Blend Flour works very well in this as well. It has xanthan gum already in it, but I recommend adding an additional ½ tsp. xanthan to it. This is what I used recently and it worked very well! If you're using your own flour blend, if it doesn't have xanthan or guar gum in it, use the 1 ½ tsp. xanthan that I call for. If your blend already has xanthan or guar gum in it, use just ½ tsp. additional xanthan gum. These rolls just need more than what the default amount is in most flour blends.