Whether you have been diagnosed with Celiac disease or discovered you have a gluten intolerance or egg allergy, you may miss biting into a delicious sandwich on a hearty kaiser bun. You can often find gluten-free and egg-free breads at your local health food store or supermarket, but allergen-free kaiser rolls are much harder to find. And you know that typical bread and buns just don't even compare in taste and texture to kaiser rolls. Read on to learn how you can make kaiser rolls at home that fit into your gluten-free or egg-free diet.
1. Gluten-free Kaiser Bun Recipe
The easiest way to make gluten-free kaiser buns at home is to start with a gluten-free baking mix. These mixes typically contain a combination of gluten-free flours that more closely mimic wheat flour when mixed together than each flour does alone. If you don't have a mix, then you can create your own by combining brown rice flour, potato starch, white rice flour, and tapioca flour in the proportions listed in this recipe.
Once you have your basic, gluten-free flour recipe, you can then make gluten-free kaiser rolls by following these instructions:
- 3 1/2 cups gluten-free baking mix
- 1 package baking yeast
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1 1/2 t. salt
- 1 egg white
- Poppy or sesame seeds to sprinkle on top
Instructions: Mix the yeast package into 1/4 cup of warm water and let stand for five minutes. Then, add the salt and the rest of the water. Next, slowly incorporate all of the baking mix while blending on high speed for about five minutes or until a nice dough forms. Shape into six balls and place them on a greased baking sheet, then let them rise for about 15 minutes. Once they have risen, beat the egg white and brush on top, adding the sesame or poppy seeds while the egg is still damp.
Then, bake in a 450 degree F oven for 20 minutes on the top rack with a few ice cubes in a baking dish on the bottom rack. Next, reduce heat to 375 degrees, add new ice, and bake for about 10 more minutes or until the tops are golden.
2. Egg-Free Kaiser Bun Recipe
If you have an egg allergy, then the great news is that depending on the specific bakery's recipe, their kaiser rolls may or may not even contain eggs in the dough recipe. As in the recipe above, egg whites are often just used to glaze the top of the rolls before cooking to give the rolls their crispy surface and help the toppings stick. So, you may be able to call your local bakery and request a batch of egg-free kaiser buns or you can make them at home by following a basic kaiser bun recipe and skipping the egg white on top. You can brush the tops of the buns with a little milk to stick your topping on or just press the seeds into the dough.
If you cannot eat gluten, then try the above recipe if you cannot find gluten-free kaiser rolls at local bakeries. If you have an egg allergy, then you can follow any egg-free kaiser bun recipe, but just skip the egg white glaze on top or request that a local bakery make you a special batch.