My dearest friend April shared this recipe with me about two years ago. It’s taken me that long to finally try it out to see if I like it. And, indeed, I do! The recipe already started out as vegan and yeast-free, I just made it gluten-free and soy-free as well. Oh, and just one note of caution—make sure not to overcook these delicate little rolls; otherwise they’ll turn out too crispy. And you don’t want that, believe me! To be on the safe side, slightly undercook them. And, of course, enjoy!
1 1/4 cups rice milk
1.5 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 1/2 cups gluten-free flour blend (see below), plus extra for kneading
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 Tablespoons Soy-Free Earth Balance, melted
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon Soy-Free Earth Balance, melted
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
3 Tablespoons rice milk
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Combine rice milk and apple cider vinegar in small bowl. In larger bowl, make the dough by whisking together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and 2 Tablespoons melted Earth Balance. Pour soured milk into large bowl and stir until dough is combined and sticky.
Drop dough onto floured cutting board or counter and knead. Press dough into large rectangle with your hands. Brush dough with 2 Tablespoons melted Earth balance.
Make filling by mixing together all filling ingredients. Sprinkle the filling evenly all over the dough. Roll the dough up lengthwise until it forms a tight log. Then, slice the dough log into 8-12 even slices and place them on the cookie sheet. Brush the slices with the remaining 2 Tablespoons of Earth Balance. Bake for about 15-20 minutes. Allow rolls to cool on cooling rack and prepare icing while rolls are cooling. Once cooled, brush icing on top of each of the rolls and enjoy.
Gluten-free flour blend
It’s super easy to make your own gluten-free flour blend! The following recipe is a fabulous replacement for regular flour.
2 cups brown rice flour
2/3 cup potato starch
1/3 cup tapioca starch
1.5 teaspoons of xantham gum