Gluten Free Crusty Bread Rolls

Great little gluten free crusty bread rolls, which golden crisp crusts and pillowy comfortable bread inside. They’re a bit like small ciabatta rolls, however with a finer crumb construction, and are good for lunchtime sandwiches and soups or as a dinner roll.

I tailored these rolls from my beloved crusty baguette recipe in my cookbook, Eat & Enjoy Gluten Free, so if you happen to take pleasure in these gluten free crusty bread rolls I actually suppose you’ll love my e book! That baguette recipe has been getting the loveliest suggestions, with folks saying:

“Wonderful baguette…I haven’t had one in 5 years. Even hubby loved it and he isn’t coeliac!”


“I’ve simply baked and eaten a baguette made out of your recipe, what a shock I had, not eaten one for over 10 years and I needed to battle my spouse (she’s not coeliac) off as a result of it tastes so near what I bear in mind one tasting like.”

These rolls are my homage to that recipe, in my miniature type. So belief the evaluations and provides these pleasant gluten free crusty bread rolls a go. It’s a pleasant simple recipe and so they don’t take too lengthy to make.

gluten free crusty bread rolls recipe

What Flour Do I Want for These Gluten Free Crusty Bread Rolls?

We’re utilizing a mix of a gluten free plain flour mix (FREEE by Doves Farm) and tapioca starch for these rolls. Should you dwell in a area the place that mix shouldn’t be accessible, I’ve a recipe in my e book for the best way to make the same mix from scratch, or you’ll be able to attempt it utilizing one other plain flour mix. Do let me know when you have success with different blends and I can add particulars right here.

Should you should not have tapioca starch you’ll be able to buy it on Amazon or find it in health food shops, and even Ocado sell it. I purchase it from Shipton Mill.

What’s Psyllium Husk?

Ahhh I’m glad you requested! That is our magic ingredient for this recipe and it actually important – don’t skip it. It’s a naturally-dervived fibre and it helps to provide flexibility to gluten free bread, performing as a binder and enhancing the ultimate texture of your bake.

Entire psyllium husk is extensively accessible on-line and from well being meals shops. I purchase this variety of psyllium husk, quite than the powered selection as that acts barely otherwise.

Are These Gluten Free Crusty Bread Rolls additionally Dairy Free/Egg Free/Vegan?

Sure – all of these :). The elements are gluten free plain flour, tapioca starch, pysllium husk, salt, water, cider vinegar, sugar and dried energetic yeast. Plus a little bit oil for brushing over the rolls on the finish.

Which Yeast Do You Use?

Any dried energetic yeast is ok for these gluten free crusty bread rolls. I typically use the Allinsons Easy Bake Yeast, which is extensively accessible in UK supermarkets. It’s gluten free on the time of writing, however please at all times test the label.

Guarantee that your yeast continues to be energetic – if you happen to discover it doesn’t foam when combined with water and sugar, it’s lifeless. It might nonetheless be inside date, however when you have had your yeast open for months it could shortly lose its efficiency. Storing your open yeast within the fridge is an efficient method of extending it’s shelf life.

5 gluten free crusty bread rolls on a cooling rack

Gluten Free Crusty Bread Rolls Recipe

This recipe will make 6 beautiful gluten free crusty bread rolls. If you wish to make extra, merely double the elements and reduce the dough into 12 parts and show/bake on two trays.

Should you want any assist alongside the best way or when you have questions, please do message me on social media (@myglutenfreeguide) or e-mail me at [email protected]. I’ll get again to you as quickly as I can.

Should you take pleasure in this gluten free crusty bread roll recipe, please do depart a assessment on the recipe card beneath. It makes a world of distinction to me :). You may also like to take a look at my cookbook for heaps extra scrumptious gluten free bread recipes.

Laura xxx

Gluten Free Crusty Bread Rolls

Yield: Makes 6 Rolls

Gluten Free Crusty Bread Rolls

Prep Time:
1 hour 20 minutes

Cook dinner Time:

Complete Time:
1 hour 50 minutes

Great little gluten free bread rolls with a crusty exterior and pillowy comfortable bread inside. Excellent for lunchtime sandwiches and soups, or as a tasty facet dish with dinners.


  • 360ml heat water
  • 10g dried energetic yeast
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 20g entire blonde psyllium husk
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar
  • 90g tapioca starch
  • 320g gluten free plain flour (I used FREEE by Doves Farm)
  • 0.5 tsp nice salt
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil, for brushing on the rolls


  1. Add 160ml of the nice and cozy water, the dried energetic yeast and the caster sugar to a mixing jug or bowl and stir to mix. Depart to sit down for round 10 minutes, or till a thick layer of froth has shaped on prime. If there is no such thing as a foam, your yeast is lifeless and you will want a recent packet.
  2. Whereas the yeast is working away, add the psyllium husk to a small bowl and pour over the remaining 200ml heat water, combine to mix and depart to sit down till the yeast is prepared (about 5-10 minutes). The psyllium will take in the water and develop a thick gel consistency.
  3. Add the gluten free plain flour, tapioca and salt to a stand mixer bowl and blend nicely, to mix.
  4. Tip the contents of the yeast jug into the stand mixer bowl, in addition to the psyllium gel and the cider vinegar. Combine on excessive pace for five minutes, till you’ve gotten a pleasant ball of dough.
  5. Very calmly flour your work floor and end up the dough. Pat it right into a rectangle-shape about 5cm thick. Then use a dough cutter to chop it into 6 squares (see photographs beneath).
  6. Line a big baking tray with a silicone mat or non-stick baking paper and transfer the rolls on it. Pat them into neat shapes and house them properly on the tray to permit them house to develop throughout proving. Cowl with a clear tea towel or material and depart to show for about 1 hour, or till they’ve grown in dimension by 50%.
  7. Preheat your oven to 200C (fan). Brush the tops and sides of the rolls with olive oil, then bake on the center shelf of the oven for half-hour.
  8. As soon as baked, place on a cooling rack and both take pleasure in heat or depart to chill for later.*


*These rolls are greatest loved recent on the day of baking. Nevertheless when you have any leftovers, you’ll be able to both freeze them or microwave them (about 40 seconds per roll)/toast them.

Gluten free crusty bread rolls on baking tray

I hope these gluten free crusty bread rolls are successful in your family. For extra gluten free baking recipes, why not save a few of these for later:

Completely satisfied baking! Laura xxx