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Easiest Gluten-Free Buns


These are simple, hassle-free gluten-free buns that call for just a handful of ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.

makes 5

for dough
3 cups gluten-free flour mix (Thomas Keller’s Cup4Cup brand is our favorite)

1½ cups milk

1 packet (2¼ teaspoons) dry active yeast

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 egg plus 1 egg white, beaten

pinch of salt

pinch of sugar

for topping

1 egg, beaten

¼ cup sesame seeds

1. Heat the milk on the stove until warm to the touch. Add the packet of yeast, mix until dissolved, and let it sit for about 5 minutes.

2. Place the rest of the ingredients in the bowl of a mixer. Add the milk-yeast mixture. Mix on medium speed for about 2 minutes until the dough smooths out.

3. Place the ball of dough on a lightly greased baking sheet. Cover with a warm, damp towel and let sit on the countertop for about an hour.

4. Form the dough into palm-size balls and place on baking sheet. Flatten lightly with the palm of your hand. Using a brush or a paper towel, dip into the egg mixture and wet the top of each bun. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

5. Bake at 350°F for about 50 minutes, until cooked through and beginning to brown.