If you eat gluten-free, or one of your friends or family members does, then hopefully you already know about my gluten-free bread that doesn’t suck. Even after 3 years, this recipe is still one of the most consistently popular gluten-free recipes on my blog, and it’s also still my family’s very favorite for gluten-free bread to eat! But even though we can always make delicious GF bread at home, there are a lot of other bread-type products out there that we end up buying from the grocery store, like hamburger buns and hot dog buns.
But recently, a thought struck me… what if I could make delicious gluten-free hamburger and hot dog buns at home, too? I snagged this hot dog bun pan online and got planning! Not wanting to re-invent the wheel, I decided I would stick with the exact same recipe I use to make our favorite gluten-free bread. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? ;-)
If you need a refresher, here’s the recipe for the dough:
Gluten-Free Dough That Doesn’t Suck (for Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns)
- 1 1/3 cups brown rice flour
- 1 1/3 cups tapioca flour/starch
- 1 1/3 cups cornstarch
- 1 Tbsp potato flour
- 1 Tbsp xanthan gum
- 1 Tbsp gluten-free egg replacer
- 2 tsp salt
- ½ cup powdered milk
- 3 large eggs, room temperature
- ¼ cup butter, room temperature
- 2 tsp cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 package (2¼ teaspoons) active dry yeast (not INSTANT dry yeast)
- 2 cups warm water
Add the yeast to the 2 cups of warm water and stir until mixed. Set this aside to activate while you mix the rest of the ingredients.
Mix the flours, xanthum gum, gluten-free egg replacer, salt, and powdered milk together in a medium-size bowl and set aside.
Put eggs, butter, vinegar, and honey in the bowl of your mixer. With the paddle attachment, mix together for about 30 seconds. The butter will be chunky, that’s OK.
Add half the dry ingredients to the wet mixture in the mixer. Mix just until blended, and then add the remaining dry ingredients and mix for another 30 seconds, until blended.
With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the warm water and yeast mixture, then turn the mixer to medium-high speed and beat for 4 minutes. After the 4 minutes your bread dough should resemble thick cake batter.
Now your dough is ready to become delicious hamburger and hot dog buns!
Spray your hot dog bun pan with cooking spray, and spoon your dough evenly into the slots on the pan, filling the pan about 2/3 full. Set the pan in a warm place and allow the dough to rise for about an hour, or until the dough has risen to the top of the tray.
Bake your hot dog buns in a 350 oven for 30-40 minutes. Test for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the buns. If the toothpick comes out clean, they’re ready!
To make hamburger buns, simply gather a bit of the dough in your hands and form it into a round bun shape.
Place them on a greased baking pan, put the pan in a warm place, and let the buns rise for an hour or so.
After the rising process, sprinkle the tops of the buns with sesame seeds, and bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.
It’s crucial to let your hamburger or hot dog buns cool COMPLETELY before cutting them. They tend to fall apart if handled while still warm! So this is a great project to do the day before, if you’re hosting a backyard BBQ or cookout.
These buns turned out SO delicious! My son is hooked, and I don’t know that we’ll ever be able to go back to the store-bought GF buns! Give them a try, and let me know what you think! :-)