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Gluten-Free Sourdough Rolls

By Rachel Conners @bakeritablog
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These fluffy and delicious Gluten-Free Sourdough Rolls are made with roasted garlic and rosemary for amazing flavor! They’re perfect for serving alongside your favorite soup, used as the bread for a sandwich or burger, or just eaten slathered with butter.

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I’ve been deep in gluten-free sourdough starter yet…what are you waiting for?! It’s not too hard to make and the bounties that will come from it are infinite.

It’s so easy to get obsessed with baking gluten-free sourdough bread loaves once you get started, tinkering with time and temperature to get your perfect fluffy, sour loaf. And then you’ve got your discard…ready to be turned into sourdough focaccia, the BEST gluten-free sourdough pizza crust, sourdough chocolate chip cookies, sourdough crackers, and so many other goodies.

These Gluten-Free Sourdough Rolls are the newest sourdough obsession that I know you’ll adore as much as all of the others. They’re soft, fluffy, super flavorful, and so delicious.

I flavored mine with roasted garlic and rosemary. I’ve included the measurements to make that variation in the recipe below, or you can just leave those out and have classic dinner rolls. These sourdough rolls aren’t quite as soft as a regular dinner roll, as they have a chewier, crispier crust, but I certainly don’t think that’s a bad thing. One day, I’ll create a recipe with a super soft crust, but these aren’t quite that. Doesn’t make them less delicious though :D

Gluten-Free Sourdough Rolls

Here’s what you need for gluten-free sourdough rolls:

  • Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter: make sure it’s nice and active for the fluffiest rolls!
  • Psyllium Husk: this acts as our gluten and is a great binder, it makes the dough easy to work with and provides chewiness.
  • Maple Syrup: this helps feed the yeast in our starter, it doesn’t add sweetness.
  • Water: for the dough’s hydration :)
  • Starches: you can use tapioca starch, arrowroot starch, and/or potato starch. I typically use a combination of potato and tapioca.
  • Whole Grain Flours: I use some combination of quinoa flour, brown & white rice flours, and sorghum flour for this recipe. You can choose your favorite combination!
  • Salt: for flavor, of course.
  • Flavorings: I use roasted garlic and rosemary for this batch, but you can be creative here, or leave them plain.
Gluten-Free Sourdough Rolls

How to make the rolls:

The dough for these rolls is made very similarly to my gluten-free sourdough bread, but once you get to shaping the dough, things veer off a little bit! Let’s get into it.

  1. Make your preferment by combining the sourdough starter with some water and flour. Let it rest and rise for at least four hours, or up to 10.
  2. Mix up your dough, adding in your desired flavors to the dough.
  3. Divide into rolls, I like to do 6 rolls, which results in a good size roll that isn’t too large or too small, however you can make them bigger or smaller.
  4. Let rise until fluffy. This will depend on the ambient temperature, but they should have a nice spring and puffiness when you press lightly with a fingertip.
  5. Bake until golden brown! Then enjoy, these are SO good warm!

Other flavor ideas…

If you’re not into roasted garlic and rosemary, here are some other add-in ideas:

  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Shredded cheese, vegan if needed
  • Herbs of your choice
Gluten-Free Sourdough Rolls

I hope you love these gluten-free sourdough rolls, and that they make a star appearance on your dinner table soon! Enjoy :D and let me know what you think in the comments below!

Want more gluten-free sourdough?

  • Gluten-Free Sourdough Focaccia
  • Gluten-Free Sourdough Discard Crackers
  • Easy Gluten-Free Sourdough Pizza
  • Vegan Gluten-Free Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Gluten-Free Sourdough Rolls


  • Author: Rachel Conners
  • Total Time: 3 hours 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 rolls 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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Description

These fluffy and delicious Gluten-Free Sourdough Rolls are made with roasted garlic and rosemary for amazing flavor! They’re perfect for serving alongside your favorite soup, used as the bread for a sandwich or burger, or just eaten slathered with butter.


Ingredients

Scale

Preferment

  • 150g active gluten-free sourdough starterit should be at peak rise and super bubbly
  • 100g filtered water
  • 80g superfine brown rice flour

Liquids

  • 22g psyllium huskthe whole husks, not psyllium husk powder
  • 20g maple syrup or honey
  • 300g filtered water
  • 8 to 15olive oiloptional, helps soften the crust slightly, skip if your roasted garlic is packed in oil

Flour Mix (see Notes for options)

  • 80g potato starchnot potato flour!
  • 60g tapioca flour or arrowroot flour
  • 80g quinoa flour
  • 80g superfine brown rice flour or sorghum flour
  • 12g sea salt

Mix-ins

  • 4g (1 tablespoon) dried rosemary, crushed between your palms
  • 35g roasted garlic, if packed in oil, drain off as much oil as you can before adding

Instructions

To make the preferment

  1. In a bowl, mix together 150g active starter, water, and brown rice flour. Mix until smooth, and then cover and let rest for anywhere between 4 and 8 hours.

To make the dough

  1. Whisk together the psyllium husk, sweetener, and water. Whisk until combined and let gel while preparing the flour mixture.
  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine all of the flours + starches, plus salt and rosemary.
  3. Whisk the psyllium gel mixture into the preferment, along with the olive oil if using.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture. Use a spoon and then your hands to bring the dough together, or use your dough hook to mix all of the ingredients until a smooth dough forms. It will take a few minutes in a stand mixer. If you’re using your hands, you will likely want to knead the dough together for a few minutes to make sure all the flour is hydrated and the dough is smooth. When the dough is almost together, add in the roasted garlic and mix until it’s incorporated but not completely crushed into the dough.
  5. Once your dough is soft and smooth, turn it out onto a clean, smooth work surface. Divide the dough in 6 equally sized pieces – I usually use my scale to ensure consistency. Lightly flour it if your dough seems sticky – mine usually doesn’t need any flour. Knead each piece into a smooth ball, and use your hands to shape the dough into a round.
  6. Place each shaped roll seam-side down onto a lined baking sheet. Cover, and let the dough proof for about three to five hours (it can be closer to five if it’s cold, sometimes even longer, or quicker if it’s warm) at room temperature.

When you’re ready to bake

  1. An hour before your dough is fully proofed, turn on the oven to 425°F. 
  2. When your oven is preheated and your dough is well-proofed, brush each roll with olive oil or an egg wash, which will encourage browning. Then, score each roll as desired. I usually just do a simple X score for rolls.
  3. Place into the oven, and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, depending on how brown you’d like your rolls.
  4. Once the rolls are golden brown to your liking, remove them from the oven. Once they’re cool enough to handle, remove the rolls from the sheet pan and let cool on a wire rack so the bottoms don’t get soggy.

To store your sourdough rolls

  1. It will keep well at room temperature for a day or two. They’ll get stale quicker than a regular loaf since they’re smaller. You can store them in a linen bread bag to extend their life. If your rolls get a bit stale, put it in a 300°F for 10 minutes to refresh the crust. You can also freeze them. 
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Rise Time: 3 hours
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: gluten-free rolls, sourdough rolls, bread rolls

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