Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls

Some of you know my husband has gluten sensitivity issues. That added much challenge to my kitchen. I have learned ways to adapt and will enjoy sharing some of our gluten free baking and cooking.
Here is the recipe for Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls that I made last night. Basically it is the recipe from Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook only adapted to be gluten free.
4 cups Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Baking Mix
2 Tablespoons Xanthan Gum
1 package active dry yeast
1 cup milk
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
3 Tablespoons butter (melted)
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Combine 2 cups baking mix, 2 tablespoons xanthan gum, and yeast packet, set aside. In saucepan combine milk, sugar, 1/3 cup butter, and salt then heat until it reaches 120-130 degrees (butter will be almost completely melted). Add milk mixture to baking mix mixture and beat with electric mixer for 30 seconds. Then use electric mixer to blend as much of the baking mix in as you can. Then stir in as much as can. Then put on lightly baking mixed surface and knead in rest of the baking mix (don't knead a lot because since this is gluten free cooking the normal kneading to break down the gluten is not needed). Place dough in a ball and put in a lightly greased bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place for an hour. Punch dough down. Put dough on lightly baking mixed surface and divide in two halves. Cover and let sit 10 minutes. Roll each portion of dough into 12x8 inch rectangle. Brush the 3 tablespoons of melted butter on the dough. Combine 1/2 cup sugar and the cinnamon then sprinkle over the dough. Roll up the two halves and slice. Place into lightly greased pan then cover and let rise for 30 minutes. Bake in 375 degree oven for 25 minutes. Drizzle with powdered sugar icing.
This is the powdered sugar icing recipe straight from the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook.
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon milk
Combine powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk. Stir in additional milk 1 teaspoon at a time until it reaches the consistency you want.

1 comment:

  1. i enjoyed reading your blog. very helpful information. i am epileptic too. have been since i was 20. i experienced a flare a few yrs. ago and had seizures for 4 yrs...and couldn't drive.

    i learned a lot about yself...like how much i don't like to ask for help! it was a very hard time...i didn't have small children. mine were grown by then, but losing my independence was very difficult!

    fortunately, they finally came up with a solution...after some ineffective tries at solutions and multiple medication changes. i understand the hardship it must have been for you as you worked multiple jobs and had to try to get help for your family.

    i'm so glad you were able to have good results from your husband's surgery. your experience has enriched your life and helped you realize how much you have to be grateful for, i'm sure:)