Sometimes you want something hearty and healthy. Sometimes you don't care. Such was the case when I was on the lookout for a dinner roll recipe. I was thinking along the lines of those store-bought wonders they sell millions of at Thanksgiving. You know, they sell about one and a half dozen beautiful, little dinner rolls all lined up perfectly in a cardboard case and slipped in a plastic wrapper. - Already baked, just reheat. I wasn't interested in nutrition or grams of fat - just gluten free and fluffy.
I like to visit Celiac.com and participate or search the forum there. I tell you, I don't think there's any other "group" like ours out there. We're a tight bunch, and we know what we're talking about! I think any Celiac or loved one of a Celiac would go the extra mile to help someone through the gluten free life with a piece of advice, a prayer, or a recipe:)
Anyway, I remembered reading a recipe for hot dog buns using instant jello pudding at that site. I thought that sounded interesting, and the person who submitted the recipe raved about it. So, I tried searching to no avail to find this recipe again. I did find a recipe that seemed very basic and decided to add some vanilla flavored instant pudding and pie filling mix. What I got were some fluffy dinner rolls that reminded me a lot of those egg bread rolls. Of course, these are best hot out of the oven, and I sure hope you can indulge in some butter!
1 1/4 cup rice flour
1/2 cup potato starch (I used corn starch)
1 cup tapioca starch
4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons Jello Brand Vanilla Flavored Instant Pudding and Pie Filling
Mix the above and then add:
2/3 cup oil
1 cup milk
Spoon out on parchment lined cookie sheet or flat baking pan. Batter should be thick - let set in mixing bowl until it is ( I think the Jello Mix does this). Take back of spoon and using a circular motion shape into large dinner rolls. You can also snip about 1 inch out of the corner of a large baggy. Fill with mix and "pipe" onto baking sheet. (You're still going to need to shape them with something though).
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until done to the touch. This recipe should make 8-10 rolls.