Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Gluten Free Bagels/Buns and Bagel Chips

I found an old set of Donut Express pans and I though it would be fun to try my gluten free bread recipe in bagel (Mini and Full Sized) and bun shapes(with the filled donut pan) They turned out beautifully! They don't quite come out with that awesome chewy outside because of the lack of boiling but with the steam created in the oven it is a good replica. I got 6 bagels, 6 buns and 12 mini bagels.
So if you have a donut pan pull it out!! (If not take a look at local thrift shops, mine is always loaded with them)

--please disregard the whitish  topping...I experimented with a cornstarch glaze to shine them up and it did NOT work LOL(didn't affect the taste though!)

Step One:
Follow my Fluffy Gluten Free Bread recipe to the final mixing then come back here. (I made it with the Bob's Red Mill Mighty Tasty Cereal flour variation)

Got that done? On to the next

Grease your pans. It says no stick, but I don't trust that at all so I give it a light wipe down/spray or whatever your favorite greasing method is.

Scoop the batter into the trays filling about 3/4 full

This batter is not quite liquid and not quite solid so you need to spread it in. My preferred method is to spread it in,  then bang the whole pan gently on the counter to even out tops and release any bubbles.

Allow to rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.

While they are rising set your oven to 400 degrees and place a deep dish of water on the lower rack. Allow to heat and get nice and steamy in there. Don't open the door unnecessarily.

Place the pans into the steamy oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.

If you want to add toppings you can do an egg wash about 10 minute before the end of the baking and sprinkle on toppings before it dries(be quick!)

Remove from pans and cool completely

Ready for Bagel Chips??

This is for 6 bagels but you can cut it down if you only want a few chips.

You can make these right after cooling, or use ones that are past their prime freshness.

Take 6 bagels and slice about 1/4 inch thick. Make them as uniform as possible. I slice about 6-8 times one way then in half the other way.

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
Any seasonings you desire, amounts to taste
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
Black Pepper
Italian Seasoning
Greek Seasoning
Taco Seasoning

Preheat oven to 250 degrees

Mix your seasonings and olive oil well.

Place the bagel slices in a large plastic bag, Drizzle with the 1/2 the oil mixture and close bag(I blow in a little air to give them plenty of room. Shake gently to coat, add the second half and shake again.

Pour onto greased baking sheets (probably 2 unless you have a big one) and arrange in a loose single layer.
If you want to put a little salt on sprinkle it over them now.

Bake for 45 minutes, giving the pans a shake/ gently stir every 15 minutes or so. Rotate pans as needed for even browning.
Remove from oven when crisp.

Allow to cool completely and store in a sealed container.