Gluten-Free Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Winners!! {CONTEST NOW CLOSED}
#237 Melissa: “We are a Gluten Free household and we have our 4 year old daughter to thank! She cried the first year of her life non-stop! One year later we found out it was gluten. We rarely eat out, so I make all her food from home and after two years Gluten Free breads are NOT my specialty and quite honestly scare me. I would love this book!”

#27 Jena: “What an awesome giveaway! I have celiac disease so everything I cook has to be gulten free.”
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You guys. I made gluten-free Hawaiian sweet rolls.

And they were amazing (totally scary for me as it was my first foray into gluten-free bread but I was blown away by how well they turned out) and pretty darn lovely looking, too.

My friend, Nicole, of Gluten Free on a Shoestring fame is coming out with her 3rd gluten-free cookbook and it is entirely dedicated to gluten-free breads. Which is kinda sorta amazing because when I think “eating gluten-free” I think “how the heck do I get my carb fix?”

Nicole has you covered. While I don’t eat gluten-free as a lifestyle, I’m all for giving new recipes a try and I’m loving on these Hawaiian sweet rolls. I can’t believe how accessible making your own gluten-free bread can be! Nicole gives, like, one zillions tips and tricks and step-by-step pictures for everything from bagels to baguettes, tortillas to scones in this new cookbook. It is revolutionary (like no other gluten-free bread cookbook in the universe, really). You don’t want to mess around with these recipes – Nicole has tested and tested and tested these babies to make them foolproof and following the ingredients and instructions to the letter will ensure fantastic results.

Gluten-Free Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

On a personal note, I can count other food bloggers I’ve actually become real, live friends with on one hand. Nicole? She’s the real deal. She has been a breath of fresh air in the blogging world for me. She tells it like it is (read: she doesn’t have one fakety fake bone in her body) and I love her blogging guts. I’m so proud of what she’s created here and so honored to help her get the word out about her book.

To celebrate Nicole’s new cookbook, today, you have a chance to win one of TWO copies of Gluten Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread. Whether or not you eat gluten-free or not, this is a treasure.

To enter to win, leave a comment on this post telling me your experience with gluten-free recipes. Winners will be announced in a few days!

One Year Ago: Nutella Butterscotch Crumble Bars
Two Years Ago: New York-Style Crumb Cake
Three Years Ago: Sky-Is-The-Limit Pudding Pie

Gluten-free Hawaiian Sweet Rolls {and Gluten Free on a Shoestring Cookbook Giveaway!}

For the all-purpose gluten-free flour in Gluten-Free Bread Flour, you can use either the High-Quality All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour (below) or the Make-It-Simpler All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour (below that). For this recipe, the High-Quality All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour is best. It is a copycat recipe for Better Batter gluten free flour, so that commercially-available gluten-free flour blend will also work well. Each recipe for the flour blends makes 1 cup (140 g) of flour.

Ingredients

    Hawaiian Roll Dough:
  • 3 cups (420 g) Gluten-Free Bread Flour (recipe below), plus more for sprinkling
  • 2 teaspoons (6 g) instant yeast
  • 1/4 cup (50 g) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (6 g) kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons (56 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature, beaten
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon pineapple juice
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract
  • Egg wash (1 large egg, at room temperature, beaten with 1 tablespoon water)
  • Gluten-Free Bread Flour:
  • 100 grams (about 11 1/2 tablespoons) all-purpose gluten-free flour (71%) (read note above)
  • 25 grams (about 5 tablespoons) unflavored whey protein isolate (18%)
  • 15 grams (about 5 teaspoons) Expandex modified tapioca starch (11%)
  • High-Quality All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour:
  • 42 grams (about 1/4 cup) superfine brown rice flour (30%)
  • 42 grams (about 1/4 cup) superfine white rice flour (30%)
  • 21 grams (about 2 1/3 tablespoons) tapioca starch (15%)
  • 21 grams (about 2 1/3 tablespoons) potato starch (15%)
  • 7 grams (about 1 3/4 teaspoons) potato flour (5%)
  • 4 grams (about 2 teaspoons) xanthan gum (3%)
  • 3 grams (about 1 1/2 teaspoons) pure powdered pectin (2%)
  • Make-It-Simpler All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour:
  • 90 grams (about 9 tablespoons) superfine white rice flour (64%)
  • 31 grams (about 3 1/2 tablespoons) potato starch (22%)
  • 15 grams (about 5 teaspoons) tapioca starch (11%)
  • 4 grams (about 2 teaspoons) xanthan gum (3%)

Directions

  1. Place the flour, yeast, and sugar in the bowl of your stand mixer, and use a handheld whisk to combine well. Add the salt, and whisk to combine. Add the butter, egg, pineapple juice, and vanilla, and mix on low speed with the dough hook until combined.
  2. Raise the mixer speed to medium and knead for about 5 minutes. The dough will be quite sticky, but should be smooth and stretchy. Spray a silicone spatula lightly with cooking oil spray, and scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  3. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl or proofing bucket large enough for the dough to rise to double its size, and cover with an oiled piece of plastic wrap (or the oiled top to your proofing bucket).
  4. Place the dough in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours and up to 5 days.
  5. On baking day, grease an 8-inch round baking pan and set it aside. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface.
  6. Knead until smoother as described below under general shaping tips. With a floured bench scraper, divide the dough into twelve pieces of equal size.
  7. Shape one piece into a round by following the directions for shaping small, round rolls below. Place the first roll in the prepared baking pan.
  8. Repeat with the remaining pieces of dough, placing the rolls less than an inch apart from one another. Cover the baking pan with oiled plastic wrap and set it aside in a warm, draft-free location to rise for 30 minutes. Uncover the pan and brush the rolls generously with the egg wash. Allow the rolls to finish rising, uncovered, until fully doubled in size (about 20 minutes more).
  9. About 20 minutes before the rolls have completed their final rise, preheat your oven to 350°F. Place the baking pan on the lower rack of the preheated oven and bake until lightly golden brown, and the inside of the rolls registers about 185°F on an instant-read thermometer (about 20 minutes).
  10. Allow to cool briefly in the pan before serving.
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General Shaping Tips:
Unless otherwise noted, always begin on a well-floured surface with floured hands.
1. With the help of an oiled bench scraper, keep moving the dough as you shape it, particularly if it begins to stick to the surface or your hands. The process of kneading the dough in this book will be done using the scrape-and-fold method: Scrape the dough off the floured surface with the bench scraper, then fold the dough over itself. Sprinkle the dough lightly with flour, scrape the dough up again, and fold it over itself again. Repeat scraping and folding in this manner until the dough has become smoother.
2. Keep the outside of the dough and the surface covered in a light coating of flour as you shape the dough. Handle the dough with a light touch to avoid kneading the flour into the dough, which might dry it out and result in a tight, unpleasant crumb.
3. It bears repeating: A light touch is the key. Repeat that to yourself as a mantra as you first learn to shape this bread dough. It’s the most important rule in shaping. More technique, less muscle.
4. You’ll notice that the recipes do not include instructions to allow dough that has been rising in the refrigerator to come to room temperature before shaping. Always begin with cold dough when shaping the dough in this book. It is much easier to shape.
Shaping Small Rolls:
1. On a well-floured surface, flatten the dough into a disk, then pull the edges toward the center of the disk and secure the edges together by pressing them between your thumb and forefinger.
2. Turn the dough over so that the gathered edges are on the bottom and cup your whole hands around the dough, to coax it into a round shape.
3. Place the round of dough on a lightly floured surface and cup only one palm around the dough with the side of your hand resting on the counter (the
side of your hand nearest your pinkie). Maintaining contact between the side of your hand and the surface, begin to move your hand in a circular motion
while gently coaxing the edges of the dough upward (toward the top of the round) with the tips of your fingers.
4. Slash the dough with a sharp knife or lame held at a 45 degree angle to the dough.

Recipe Source: from the book Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread: Biscuits, Bagels, Buns and More by Nicole Hunn. Excerpted by arrangement with Da Capo Lifelong, a member of the Perseus Books Group. Copyright (c) 2013.

*Giveaway provided by Da Capo Lifelong Books, all opinions expressed are my own!

473 Responses to Gluten-free Hawaiian Sweet Rolls {and Gluten Free on a Shoestring Cookbook Giveaway!}

  1. Teresa says:

    I haven’t liked a single gluten free substitute food yet, but there are lots of foods I love that are naturally gluten free and chex cereal is gluten free. I want to win this for my friend Emily that was just diagnosed with celiacs disease.

  2. Ali F says:

    My gluten-free cooking has been going fairly well, but my baking has had mixed results. Fruit Crumbles, granola, pancakes, have all turned out well while using almond/oat/flax/chia/hemp. I tried using a store-bought GF flour blend to make a cake & cookies. I was very impressed with the texture, but I couldn’t tolerate the strong aftertaste. Others didn’t mind it, but it was too strong for me. I’ve been hesitant to make my own GF flour blend because it seems a bit daunting.

  3. Lisa D says:

    I would love to have more experience with gluten free. The cookbook sounds amazing and like a great place to start. Can’t wait to try out these rolls!

  4. S. Harris says:

    I’ve had quite a lot of experience with gluten free baking. In the beginning….mostly bad/mediocre experiences, now…..much better. I’m learning the best ingredients and ratios to use, and rarely have a recipe flop these days. I started baking gluten free to impress my new just-discovered-he-can’t-eat-gluten boyfriend and these days i’m regularly cranking out the delicious baked goods for my husband ;) Thanks for the great giveaway!

  5. Vicky says:

    We are not a gluten-free family (thankfully), but I know a few who are. GF bread seems intimidating to me, but someday I’d love to try it. I love that there are resources like this out there for those friends of mine who want delicious food but need to have it sans gluten.

  6. Mary Q says:

    I have celiac and this looks like a great recipe. I’m always on the look out for different recipes to try. Thanks

  7. Jenny Johnson says:

    I have made quite a few things from Nicoles blog and she is everything you say she is and more. I am so excited or her book to come out. If it wasn’t for her I’d have starved. She has made “gluten free” not a swear word anymore for me. Very excited to try these Hawaiian Rolls!

  8. Vanessa says:

    Hi Mel! I made your gluten-free decadent chocolate cake with qunioa (my first attempt at making quinoa!) and it turned out okay, although the texture was a bit chewy on the edges…perhaps I didn’t process it long enough? Anyhow, it looked amazing…until I put the cake in its carrier in my 100-something degree car and it melted enough on my 5 minute ride for the top layer to slide off one side. Alas, I didn’t even take a photo! However, I was able to re-frost and learn that in future I should wait to frost if heat is an issue…but my husband, family, and friends were very gracious despite the topsy-turvy appearance. Thanks for the yummy recipe!

  9. Kelsey says:

    I have several gluten-free family members. My sister, who has celiac, loves this cookbook and I would love to have a copy of my own. These rolls look delish!

  10. Michelle says:

    I’ve made GF bread once, to try out a new recipe for a friend who is GF. It was pretty different from making regular bread, but it did turn out! She said it was the best GF bread she had eaten! It was this recipe: http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2013/03/finally-gluten-free-bread-that-doesnt-suck.html

  11. Jenn M says:

    I have been baking gluten free for over 7 years. GF baking sure has come a long way! There are still elusive recipes that are hard to copy. I miss those foods when the cravings hit hard.

  12. Crazywith3 says:

    I have an eight-year-old that has celiac disease. I am always looking for good bread recipes that he will like. I am very excited for this cookbook to come out so that I can make my son some great bread! I adapt all of your muffin and other recipes to be gluten-free and they always turn out wonderful! Thank you for all of your great recipes!

  13. Emily says:

    I have a daughter and son with wheat sensitivities, and all 5 of my kiddos seem to do better when we eat less gluten. It is so tricky finding the time and recipes to keep everyone happy. I love your blog, and I think it’s great that you’re sharing your friend and her GF recipes with us all!

  14. Jermaine D. says:

    This looks yummy, Ive never made a gluten free bread before!

  15. i haven’t tried too much gluten free baking, but the recipes i’ve tried have turned out delicious!

  16. Andrea says:

    I have had celiac disease for two years so everything I eat is gluten free. I have made bread from a box mix but haven’t ventured out into making breads from scratch. This cookbook would be so helpful since i know everything is a successful recipe!

  17. Amy F says:

    GF is not totally new to me. My husband switched 2 years ago and has pretty much eliminated carbs… Unfortunately we are having to try a GF diet with my son for behavior reasons and while he loves his fruit and veggies he needs his carb fix like his mama. So far I’m not doing so well I’m the baking department. Would love to win a copy of this book!

  18. My mom, 2 sisters, a nephew and a niece are all on strict gluten-free diets. When we all get together it’s hard to find recipes to please everyone. And when my mom comes to visit a few times a year, I would love to have new recipes for her to try, since she’s been making the same ones for years. She loves cookbooks and loves to bake, but being gluten-free limits her options.

  19. Doris Sommer says:

    I have found gluten free cooking to be very positive in my husband and my life … he is diabetic and gluten free items help to make his life more positive and keep his blood sugar levels lower. I have found that eating chicken, turkey and fish along with fruit and vegetable green drinks helps us lose weight.

  20. Kelly says:

    A lot of my GF experiments taste “good for gluten free” they usually come out gummy, though. I also have never been able to have a gluten free waffle turn out right! maybe it is my waffle iron, but it probably is just me!

  21. Tanja says:

    What I find most challenging sometimes with gluten free recipes is that it can be VERY challenging to find all ingredients for the recipe. And when you have all the ingredients you the have a dozens of different types of flours just lying around in your closet :)

  22. This cook book looks wonderful we are just finding out that were
    are celiac’s in our family, feeling a bit overwhelmed and sad.

  23. This looks a wonderful cookbook…I would love to win! We are a gluten free household with several people who are celiac or intolerant, so we love to try new recipes! I am looking forward to trying this recipe!

  24. Hannah says:

    I haven’t worked up the courage to try and make something gluten free, but I have all the stuff, so maybe this book will help with inspiration.

  25. Becky says:

    We are just starting our gluten free life since our three year old was diagnosed with celiac. We have only found one good bread (brazillian cheese rolls) replacement that we like so far. Our little guy is so picky so it would be great to get some good bread back into his life.

  26. Brittany R. says:

    I have to be honest. I have never tried anything gluten-free before, but I’m willing to give it a try.

  27. Brandy says:

    I have been gluten-free for about 8 months now, and bread still gives me trouble! I just can’t get it to come out quite right.

  28. Deverie says:

    I’ve been cooking gluten free for about a year and a half since our son’s diagnosis of celiac. I love to bake and learning gluten free baking definitely had a learning curve. This book has been in my wish list on Amazon for about a month and I’ll be ordering it anyway, but free would be even better. :)

  29. Letitia says:

    I love your recipes! My kids now ask, “Is this from Mel’s?”

  30. Donna says:

    I have celiac disease and would love to make some good tasting GF abread and rolls.

  31. Rachel says:

    My doctor put me on a Gluten free diet for 6 months! I’m about a month into my sentence ;-) and it’s the hardest thing ever. I was so excited to see your recipe. I’m fixing these for myself for Thanksgiving!

  32. Heather says:

    I avoid most grains but haven’t even attempted to experiment with grain free baking, I am sure curious!

  33. Audrey Mueller says:

    Hooray! My dad has celiac disease and will be here for Thanksgiving this year. I think I will try these rolls out so he can have rolls on Thanksgiving like the rest of us.

  34. Bonnie says:

    Haven’t been successful with baking gluten free breads. Looking forward to this cookbook.

  35. Jessica Seal says:

    I would love to win Nicole’s new book. My husband was recently diagnosed with celiac disease and even though I find it intimidating I would love to learn how to make GDP bread. We have tried the quinoa cake on your blog and love it. I was lucky to find Nicole’s blog. You should try her browned butter snickerdoodles, they are amazing.

  36. Susan Kaltenbach says:

    To this day it has been almost two years since a doctor told me I needed to go gluten free. And I am still struggling with baking. The one thing that saved me was the very first cookbook I bought was Nicole’s first book Gluten Free on a Shoestring! However due to soy and casein/dairy allergies I still don’t have successful bread baking recipes. I can’t wait for her bread book..it is giving me hope.

  37. Lisa Hathaway says:

    This would be perfect for my father-in-law’s Christmas. I personally don’t have much experience with gluten-free, but my in-laws recently went that route and I know they’re struggling to find replacements for their favorite foods. It’s a hard lifestyle!

  38. Angela says:

    I was lucky to find a few bloggers who only post tried and true recipes and advice. Through them I re-learned how to cook, how to substitute and which products are best based on what I’m making. At first I made many mistakes, mostly due to my “gluten baking” mentality, very frustrating then, but now a couple years later, I have some funny stories to tell..

  39. Jamie says:

    I recently discovered I have to eat gluten free. The first few months were fairly easy, but this last month has been the hardest by far! I really miss bread. Most of the gluten free recipes I have tried are excellent. I would really love this cookbook!

  40. I’ve baked for two years gluten-free, in large part thanks to Nicole! She makes it less fringe-y and more normal. I love what she does and how she does it, and above all I am so grateful she shares her skills with us.

  41. Julie says:

    We have been on the GF journey for a year now and we are still on a learning curve. I recently stumbled across Gluten Free on a Shoestring’s website so we have enjoyed trying new recipes. This week the soft wraps are on our list to try…can’t wait as we have missed wraps so very much.

  42. Jenn Elison says:

    I would love to win this cookbook for my grandma (or so I can cook for her!) These rolls look amazing.

  43. Amy says:

    I attempt to make gf foods when my sister-in-law comes to visit. I have made muffin and brownies. They were okay. Would love a book to give her and maybe a new recipe or two to try.

  44. Linda Williams says:

    We have 9 gluten intolerant family members for Christmas Dinner. I would love to win this book and reclaim my status as the family baker of great dinner rolls. Thanks! Love Nicole too.

  45. kate C. says:

    I have a couple friends that have to eat gluten-free so I experiment with recipes when I have them over for dinner. But mostly I haven’t tried baking anything!

  46. Katy says:

    I have never tried to make anything gluten free but I would be willing to try.

  47. Mary A says:

    I haven’t tried many GF recipes but our family is willing to try out.

  48. Becky C says:

    I’ve helped my mom with making gluten free breads – they are hit and miss it seems. And when there is one that is good – it goes into the freezer since it doesn’t seem to last long. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  49. Tori Boyers says:

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. I love gluten free on a shoestring!! I have found not all gluten free flours are treated the same!!

  50. Diana says:

    I’m new to gluten-free, but am anxious to climb on board! I made a gluten free cake mix cake for a high school cast party this weekend. I frosted it with my usual icing. The cake was a hit! The first slice went to the girl who must eat gluten-free. The rest of the cake sat with the other desserts and was consumed first! The kids were asking who made it and raved about it. I decided I should give it a try, and cut a small piece for myself. Oh my! It was delish! I am not nearly as fearful as I used to be about the gluten-free concept and hope to try all sorts of recipes in the near future. I’m sure this won’t be the last time I’m asked to provide a gluten free meal for someone.

  51. Priscilla says:

    I went gluten-free this year to try to address my myalgic encephalomyelitis and fibromyalgia. Bread is the number one thing I miss, so I am really looking forward to this book! I’ve been baking the breads in NIcole’s first book and working on perfecting my technique there, and enjoying it.

  52. Rachel Bradley says:

    I just found out I’m gluten intolerant, which is sad since I make a whole wheat bread worthy of a farmer’s market table. I’m just starting my journey into gluten free and the first thing I baked was pumpkin cookies with a mix of almond, millet and amaranth flours. The amaranth is very strong and weird and I hope it grows on me. I also can’t have rice, potato or corn starch/meal due to blood sugar issues, so I can’t have most GF flours or goods.

  53. Lara says:

    We’ve had some medical diagnoses in our house in the past year that require GF eating. I haven’t had a lot of luck with breads at all, aside from quick breads. I am so excited to try this recipe out, and I’m thinking that the flour combo I’ve been using is the problem. Thank you!

  54. Carol says:

    My youngest has a number of food allergies; one of the biggest is gluten/wheat. I would love to make these for Thanksgiving. Couple of questions though: what is Expandex modified tapioca starch? Is it different from regular tapioca starch? If so, where would I buy Expandex? Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! I’m hoping to get GFOAS’ new bread book for my birthday in a couple of weeks.

  55. Sandy says:

    My daughter has encouraged my husband to eat GF since he has several stomach issues and it has made such a difference in the way he feels. Since we’re new at this I would love to be able to cook him bread since the ones I buy just fall apart when he tries to make a sandwich.

  56. Stephanie W says:

    I have been diagnosed celiac for 7 years and have yet to bake bread. I want to really bad. Maybe I’ll give it a try.

  57. Angela Ritchie says:

    I have a 9 year old son that has had to go Gluten Free this year. Since then, my Mom has had to start eating that way as well. It is not fun for me who loves to make muffins, cookies, and breads! I don’t make them as much, but when I do, I now have to make 2 recipes, one GF and the other regular. Would love to have some recipes that my whole family could enjoy! I have had pretty good success with recipes that have banana, pumpkin, applesauce, etc. Just gives it a little something extra that makes the gluten free flour taste okay.

  58. marcie says:

    My son just learned he has a gluten allergy. I want to be able to cook things for him that he can still enjoy.

  59. Gen Aragon says:

    We have a close friend who is allergic to gluten and I tried using gluten free breadcrumbs for a tonkatsu recipe. It didnt cook evenly ans was not as crunchy as the panko breadcrumbs. But Im glad I got to try it although Im not gonna use the gluten free breadcrumbs again.

  60. Doula Louise says:

    As a former professional baker & dessert chef, it was really hard on me when I went gluten free. I LOVE LOVE LOVE baking – like when I worked as a baker I’d bake breakfast for myself at 2 am before going to work AND when I got home from baking all day, I’d usually bake a dessert or bread for dinner.

    I just started learning to bake gluten free with some help from a gluten free friend & her mom who is an excellent baker. (Her mom is now my GFBF – gluten free baking friend – on facebook.) Hurray for baking parties!

    I would love to get a copy of her book and be able to share it and bake – especially for the holidays. Then I’ll have something to share at our next GF Baking Party.

    Also, I’m so glad that you are NOT GF & still loved the book – that says a lot.
    :-)

  61. Minnesota Red says:

    I made my first gluten free crepes last week, using coconut flour! They were delicious!!

  62. Becky says:

    I’ve had great results with Nicole’s recipes. I’m a huge fan of Better Batter and had never heard of it before reading her blog.

  63. Jenni P. says:

    I’ve been trying to healthy-up my entire family’s diet. Mainly focusing on Paleo, which is usually also gluten-free (if followed closely enough). I also have a friend with celiac disease, and I recently used the Chocolate Quinoa Cake recipe you posted a while back, Mel. By the second try (cooked the quinoa longer, and processed instead of blended it, for about 4 minutes), I had something that I would serve to my own family for dessert, not just my CD friend. I used the recipe to make her a fantastic 3 layer, 2 tier baby shower cake that (-excepting some gold-luster-dust painted fondant which could be easily avoided-) was entirely gluten free. Even non- GF people at the shower wanted a second slice! Other GF favorites in our house are spaghetti squash casserole and “Ugly Chicken Over Rice” (The GF Italian Chicken soup cooked in a crockpot, but I add spinach and black beans, and we almost always have it with jasmine or basmati rice.) This new cookbook sounds like it could be an amazing gift to give my CD friend, if not also our family.

  64. Jenn says:

    I have been a diagnosed Celiac for 10 years now. Good ingredients and recipes are much easier to come by now than they were back in the day!! I am always on the hunt for something new, fun and different (these rolls look amaz-balls) and get overly excited when something turns out. Better Batter gf flour was life changing for my baking life and I haven’t had a single misfire in months. Prior to that, lots of flat and failed breads…

  65. Barbara says:

    I haven’t tried gluten free anything, yet! I was looking for resources and found this – thank you so much.

  66. alexis says:

    We have been gluten free for 4 year now, and it’s been great! GF on a shoestring has made my baking skills accelerate so fast!!

  67. Jessica w says:

    I have made some awesome things and some disastrous, all of the different flours can result in different consistencies so it can be little complex but doable.

  68. Elaine says:

    I’ve had very mixed results with GF – some from scratch, some from mixes or recipes. I make my own GF granola bars that are wonderful, and I love Chebe’s pizza dough, although I make it according to their old instructions, not the new. I’ve made delicious cornbread, cornbread orange cranberry muffins, and a cornbread-based lemon cake. I’ve also had some great banana bread – various recipes – again, varied results. Never gotten good bread, so I would love to try the new cookbook. I’ll have to look for it.

  69. Jenna L. says:

    So far, I have always had good experiences. I look forward to making more recipes.

  70. Doris Sommer says:

    We have changed our diet in the last six months to 3/4 gluten free diet … I would like the new cookbook to make life easier to think of recipes that help to control our diet better. My husband is diabetic and this new change has helped a great deal to make easier for him ….. Thanks!

  71. I,’ve had to start gluten free diet do to my stomach . This is all new to me. I,m having to learn everything I can, but it is hard to know which gluten free flour to use and weight and grams. Thanks to your web site hopefully I can learn. Thanks again

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  73. Alyssa says:

    So far with gluten free baking/cooking, I’ve found that simply substituting the gluten ingredients (flour) with gluten-free ingredients (gluten-free all-purpose flour and xanthan gum) can either come out just as good as the original, or it could be a total flop. And the thing is, you never know until you try it! And sometimes, the gluten-free versions turn out even more delicious than the regular version! It’s all trial-and-error, but I’ve found it to be definitely more pleasantly surprising than disappointing – which gives me hope to keep on baking!

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