Sticky buns, cinnamon buns, whatever you want to call them. These were very delicious. But then, I am the sort of celiac that wants the “regular” food, so I may be easy to impress. Your mileage may vary.
Not that I don’t adore lettuce salads, I do like them, often, just not in the dead freezing cold of winter when all I want is a dratted cinnamon sticky bun. With raisins. Please. Thank you very much. There is no store on the planet with gluten-free, warm out of the oven, cinnamon sticky buns. I checked.
So, anyway, I was making dough for flax bread this morning and decided to experiment with the idea of rolls. It works. It’s good. And I am so totally doing it again. They are gluten-free, dairy/casein free, soy free, and corn free.
Directions (sort of, from what I remember)
- Mix up a batch of flax bread. (see older post about that, or find your own bread dough to experiment with)
- Add in 1 T sugar to every cup of dough that you have.
- Let rise for 30 minutes. Knead dough with enough potato starch to make it soft and still workable.
- Roll out into a long rectangle- approximately 3/8 to 1/2 inch thick.
- Spread palm oil shortening on the dough (this replaces the butter in the original roll, so by all means use butter if you can- but the palm oil shortening works fine).
- Mix 1/3 C brown sugar with 1/3 C white sugar (I used a very fine granulated sugar, but I think that powdered sugar will be what I try next time) and add some ground cinnamon to your taste in a bowl. I just waved the cinnamon box over the sugar and it was too much. You may want more like a teaspoon of it.
- Spread sugar mixture over the shortening and add golden raisins on top of that.
- Gently roll the whole thing up and slice into 1 1/2- 2 inch slices.
- Place them just slightly apart in a greased pan.
- Let the pan of rolls rest for 15 minutes and then,
- Bake for 20-30-minutes, or until the sugar melts and is syrupy.
- Eat. Enjoy. Repeat.
Sadly there is no picture because we ate the entire pan of them straight out of the oven and they are GONE. They were very yummy. I think that this will be part of Christmas morning breakfast.