Wednesday, March 3, 2010

One Box of Bread Mix, Three Meals!

I buy The Gluten Free Pantry Favorite Sandwich Bread Mix by the case on because I use it for so many different things. My kids love it to use for sandwiches. I also use it to make pizza crust, cinnamon rolls, hamburger buns, and dinner rolls to name a few.

Here is an example of how I use one box of mix to make bread for three meals: Hamburger buns, garlic cheese rolls, and cinnamon pull-apart rolls:

First, mix the dough according to the box. I use half milk and half water, and oil instead of butter. I like to have the breadmachine mix up the dough. It only takes 50 minutes on the shortest dough cycle (on my machine that is the pizza dough setting). Remember, gluten free dough does not need to be kneaded.

I prepare 3 pans by coating them with spray oil. 8X8 inch glass pans work well.

Next I use about one third of the dough to make the hamburger buns. I use a big spoon (the dough is very gooey) to scoop out 4 globs of dough and put them in the first pan.

The hamburger buns are ready to rise! Next for the garlic cheese rolls and cinnamon pull-apart rolls. I fill the next two pans with teaspoon sized "globs" of dough.

Now make the topping for the garlic cheese rolls: Melt 1/2 of a stick of butter (1/4 cup). Add two crushed garlic cloves (or use some garlic powder, use more if you like!) and 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese. Poor the garlic-butter-cheese mixture over the rolls. Now they are ready to rise.
Next make the topping for the cinnamon pull apart rolls: Melt 1/2 a stick of butter (1/4 cup), stir in 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. Poor this over the top. These I will cover and put in the fridge, to be taken out in the morning to rise and bake.

To rise, warm the oven to about 80-90 degrees by turning it on for just a couple of minutes. Cover the burger buns and garlic cheese rolls and let rise in the oven for about 30-40 minutes, until about doubled in size.

Remove to preheat the oven to 350 degrees, then back for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
Here are the buns and rolls when they come out of the oven:

Eat the garlic-cheese rolls hot from the oven, and save the hamburger buns for tomorrow (they also freeze well).

In the morning take the cinnamon rolls out. They will take longer to rise since they have been in the fridge. These were eaten too quickly, so I didn't get a picture.


  1. Looks very tasty! I'll look forward to reading your blog.

  2. just ordered some of the mix - can't wait to try these out! thanks!!

  3. Hi,
    Those are great ideas.
    Thank-you for sharing.

  4. my buns and cheesey pull-aparts are rising in the oven...can't wait to try them!!

  5. Ok - Liliana, Olivia and I ate an entire pan of the cheesy pull-aparts. WOW they are sooooo yummy. Can't wait to try more things. THANKS!