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My son will ONLY eat hamburgers if they're on a bun... I attempted buns tonite, but they were a fail. They tasted OK, but fell apart in seconds. I remembered the xanthan gum too, perhaps I need more of it?? They were moist, more like buttermilk biscuits (which is what I'd meant to make this MORNING for biscuits and gravy, lol!!).

I'm not intimidated in the kitchen by any means, lol - I'm determined to be able to make whatever I want!! But these biscuits are making me nutso, lol!! <_<

So, here's what I did... I had to work with what I had on hand cause we have no grocery money right now...

1 1/2 cups Brown Rice Flour w/ 1/2 cup corn starch

1/2 tsp xanthan gum

1/2 tsp cream of tartar

2 T brown sugar

dash of salt

1 T baking soda

2 eggs (saved about 1/2 an egg to brush on top of dough)

splash of apple cider vinegar

2/3 cup of rice milk... give or take..

Like I said, they turned out like buttermilk biscuits, what you'd usually have with biscuits and gravy! Nice and flaky, but not hamburger bun material, lol...

Help?? :rolleyes:

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I'd love some tips on hamburger buns, too.

My mom bought me one of those muffin-top pans for my birthday, and I guess people make hamburger buns in those. I used the gluten-free pantry bread mix. I got some decent rolls out of it, but they really weren't shaped right for buns. The dough is too sticky to roll into balls, and it doesn't go into a smooth shape on its own. They were just too bumpy/lumpy to be able to slice neatly with a knife for sandwiches or hamburgers.

If anybody has mastered the art of hamburger buns, please share!! In detail!


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I would love some tips on a good hamburger bun too! I took a Kinnickkinck bun (spelling ?) to Five Guys and it was horrible! Too dry! There has to be a better hamburger bun out there! Went to Tommy Bahama's restaurant in Sarasota, FL on Friday and ordered their cheeseburger without the bun and it was sooooo good, I didn't even care that there wasn't a bun. I could go bunless :rolleyes: for the rest of my life if everyone made a buger like Tommy Bahama's!

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I found this link last night, it has tips and photos:


I bet you could have a really smooth top if you dip a spoon in water and smooth the top of the batter with the back of the wet spoon.

If you don't have rings...try folding 12" foil into a strip and tape the ends together and spray, I use it for english nuffins and it works great. I save them in a ziploc bag and reuse several times.

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I got this recipe from this website - sorry I don't remember who posted it first.

This recipe looks kind of weird, but it was all stuff I keep on hand, so I tried it. I thought it was surprisingly good. And it is great to be able to make a single, fresh bun.

You can make this recipe in about 5 minutes total. I use a 5-inch round Corelle dish. When you take out the bun, the bottom will be a little soggy, so I usually turn it upside down and put in a heated toaster oven for another couple of minutes.

Microwave sandwich buns

1 large egg

2 Tbs. brown rice flour

1 Tbs. almond meal

1 Tbs. flaxseed meal

1/2 tsp. baking powder

3/4 tsp. sugar

1/2 tsp. cocoa powder

shake of salt

Spray your microwave dish with non-stick spray.

Crack egg into dish and stir with a fork until it's well mixed. Add all other ingredients and stir well. Cook in microwave on high for 90 seconds.

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