One of the hardest parts of following a gluten-free diet is often foregoing bread. Thankfully, with these mouthwatering gluten-free rolls, you don’t have to.
There’s nothing like enjoying a piece of fluffy bread with a little butter smeared on top. That’s what we like to call a little moment of pure bliss.
Unfortunately, many of the dinner rolls you find at restaurants and markets are made with gluten, making them impossible to eat when you’re on a gluten-free diet. Moreover, the gluten-free options that are at the store typically don’t have the fluffy texture that makes dinner rolls so irresistible.
These gluten-free rolls, however, are everything we love about a good dinner roll. They’re tender and airy on the inside with a slightly crisp, golden exterior. You don’t get that gummy texture you’ll find with a lot of gluten-free bread.
To get your dinner rolls to maintain their light and airy texture, be lighthanded with the amount of flour you use. You’ll also want to make sure your yeast is fresh and not expired. If you’re not sure about the yeast, make sure you proof it in the warm milk first, just to be safe. Following these tips will ensure your gluten-free rolls bake into pillowy clouds of heaven!
1large eggbeaten (you can use 2 eggs for extra-fluffy rolls)
5tbspbutterplus more for buttering the pan and brushing on top
Heat the milk and butter in the microwave until the butter melts and the mixture reads 110°F on a thermometer.
To the bowl of a stand mixer, add 3 1/2 cups of flour, the yeast, salt, sugar, egg, and milk-butter mixture. Turn the mixer onto low speed using the paddle attachment. Once the ingredients are somewhat combined, raise the speed to medium and beat until smooth.
Grease an 8.5"x11" baking dish with butter, then use an ice cream scooper to scoop out 3 dinner rolls going across the pan and 5 dinner rolls going down. The rolls should be side-by-side next to each other.
With your fingers oiled up, smooth each roll into a round shape. Melt about 3 tablespoons of butter in the microwave then brush this melted butter over all the dough balls.
Cover the pan with a sheet of plastic wrap and let the dough balls rise in a warm, draft-free place for about 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in size.
Preheat the oven to 375°F, placing the oven rack on the upper third level. Brush the rolls with melted butter one more time, then bake the rolls for 40 minutes or until they're golden brown.
Allow the rolls to cool for about 15 minutes before removing them from the pan.