Recipe: Gluten-free burger buns & pizza bases

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

Ingredients;

Oil/Oil Spray
300g gluten-free self-raising flour (available at most supermarkets)
2 eggs, beaten lightly
100ml cold water
1 tablespoon dried mixed herbs (optional)

Method;

  1. Heat oven to 200°C. Spray/smear a round pizza tray or stone with oil.
  2. In a large bowl combine all ingredients, mix well.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

Ingredients;

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
4 eggs
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 Tablespoon chia seed mixed with ¼ cup water (optional – makes them extra moist)

Method;

  1. Mix the wet ingredients together in a bowl (using only 1 cup of the water).
  2. Combine the flours, yeast, gelatine, xanthan gum, onion powder, salt, and sugar in a separate bowl.
  3. 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).
  4. Spoon into 10-12 greased English muffin rings for
  5. Let it rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  6. Bake at 210°C for about 15 minutes. Or until the top is nicely browned/golden.

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