Sunday, 24 February 2013

Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns


Very simple and easy to make

gluten free hot cross buns


1 qty of guar gum loaf dough (recipe in both books) with one extra tablespoon rice malt syrup  added when mixing
If you are not on RPAH Elimination or Failsafe Diet, add one tsp of mixed spice to your dough and a half a cup of sultanas or currants


pipe crosses on your doughRoll into nine even size balls and place into a greased square cake tin, press down slightly

To make the cross mixture, combine 1/4 cup rice flour with approx 3-4 tablespoons of water to make a smooth paste. Put into a piping bag

Pipe crosses onto your balls of dough


Rise as per the recipe and then bake 180 - 200 degrees until hollow (approx 45mins)
brush with sugar glaze
While still hot, brush with sugar glaze 

combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water in a small pot and bring to the boil, simmer till reduced for about 5 mins
NOTE : To be sugar free, you can make a glaze from rice syrup and water... use the same quantities as above


  1. Made these today, just lovely! Thank you - the last gluten free hot cross buns I tried were so heavy, but these were lovely and fluffy and so tasty. Much appreciated.

  2. Would it still work without the guar gum? My daughter doesn't seem to tolerate it

    1. You could try using the xanthan gum recipe if that is tolerated better or use Failsafe Foodies dough recipe which uses psyllium instead of gum