Mila’s Meals Gluten-free Bread Roll Recipe
Ah the braai – a South African institution!
Otherwise known as a barbecue in the rest of the world, the braai is a meal that celebrates meat, salads and sunshine – and is usually an easy sell for picky eaters. Unless they are gluten-free of course! Then the thought of a braai with it’s boerewors rolls (hot dogs) and braai-broodjies (toasted cheese sandwiches) induces one of those ‘cold-sweat’ moments.
It broke my heart to tell Mila she couldn’t enjoy a boerewors roll (which kid doesn’t love a piece of white bread!), so I set about creating a recipe for gluten-free bread rolls.
My previous bread recipe’s excluded yeast as I was following an anti-Candida diet. I realize, in hindsight, this made the job of creating a light, fluffy and edible bread that much harder. What joy to have yeast available as an ingredient! These rolls are so light and fluffy – a very close resemblance to the store bought ones – with the added benefit of not having any GMO soy (South African bread is full of it) or any strange preservatives.
Please read the ingredient label of your store-bought bread! Here is an example of what you are likely to find:
White bread wheat flour (wheat, gluten), water, yeast, salt, sugar, soya flour (soy), vegetable fat (palm fruit), preservative: calcium propionate, emulsifiers, flour improvers, mineral salts (electrolytic iron and zinc oxide) and vitamins.
Blog post on the sorry state of our staple food to follow soon!
(PS I am still not entirely comfortable using dry active yeast in my baking too frequently. Traditional sourdough bread is really the way to go.)
*This recipe is not in my book ‘Mila’s Meals: The Beginning & The Basics‘, but it will be in the second book 🙂