A stand out food that people miss the most when they move to a gluten-free diet is, bread. There are some nice gluten-free breads that you can buy, but they are very expensive. Below are two variations of bread recipes to ensure that your gluten-free diet is not making you miss out on your favourite meals – pizza and burgers of course!
Gluten-Free Pizza Base
300g gluten-free self-raising flour (available at most supermarkets)
2 eggs, beaten lightly
100ml cold water
1 tablespoon dried mixed herbs (optional)
- Heat oven to 200°C. Spray/smear a round pizza tray or stone with oil.
- In a large bowl combine all ingredients, mix well.
- Shape dough into 1 or 2 balls. Place a piece of non-stick baking paper on top and use a rolling pin to shape and flatten dough.
- Top with your favourite pizza ingredients and put in oven for 10-15 minutes until base is crisp and toppings are cooked to your liking.
Gluten-Free Burger Buns
1⅓ cups brown rice flour
⅔ cup sweet rice flour
1 cup tapioca starch or flour
1 Tablespoon instant yeast
2 teaspoon unflavoured gelatine
1 Tablespoon xanthan gum
½ teaspoon onion powder (optional)
1½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
1 – 1¼ cup warm water
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 Tablespoon chia seed mixed with ¼ cup water (optional – makes them extra moist)
- Mix the wet ingredients together in a bowl (using only 1 cup of the water).
- Combine the flours, yeast, gelatine, xanthan gum, onion powder, salt, and sugar in a separate bowl.
- Add the dry ingredients to the bowl of wet ingredients and beat for 2 minutes. Add more water if it is too dry (the dough should be very soft and sticky).
- Spoon into 10-12 greased English muffin rings for
- Let it rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
- Bake at 210°C for about 15 minutes. Or until the top is nicely browned/golden.