These burger buns are a tweak of my standard gluten free bread roll recipe. The difference is that it is a slightly wetter dough, and has extra oil to assist with lightness of crumb.
Instead of baking them "kissing" like I normally would, these are baked in a 6 cup USA Pan brand mini cake pan, which has cups about 9cm in diameter. I love this pan for baking burger buns it is the perfect way to create that consistent round bun shape.
Remember to pop a pan of water in the bottom of the oven and mist water over your buns just before they go into the oven. That’s how you’ll have a lovely soft crumb and fine crust like these babies.
Made with FG Roberts traditional bread flour. Scroll down for the recipe.
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Gluten Free Bread Rolls
6 burger buns
300 grams water, warmed to 40c
10 grams sugar or honey
3 grams yeast
2 grams vinegar
25 grams olive oil
240 grams FG Roberts traditional white bread mix
Heat oven to 200 celsius and line a baking tray.
Place the warm water and sugar into a bowl and mix to combine.
Sprinkle the yeast over the warm water, mix gently
Cover and allow the yeast to bloom.
Once the yeast looks like a layer of cream on top of the water, add the oil, vinegar and then the bread flour
Mix until a dough is formed. Don't worry at this stage it will look a little shaggy!
Knead for about 5-8 minutes until smooth. Don’t be tempted to add more flour.
I used a stand mixer to knead for about 5-8 minutes until smooth.
Divide the dough into 6 equal pieces and with oiled hands roll into balls
Flatten the buns out slightly with oiled finger tips.
Place the buns onto a baking tray allowing space to double in size. I used a six cup mini cake USA pan for my buns to keep the sizes and shapes uniform.
Cover with lightly oiled cling wrap or a damp cloth.
Allow to prove in a warm place until double in size.
Uncover and brush the tops with the beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds
Spritz lightly with water and place into the preheated oven with a pan of cold water in the bottom of the oven.
Reduce the oven down to 175 degrees celsius and bake 30-40 minutes.
Allow to cool completely before cutting open
Misting with water just before going into the oven stops the crust from forming too quickly and will result in a smooth, crisp crust.
Gluten free bread must be completely cold before slicing.