Agave Rice Buns
Time: 24 Minutes Cooking + 2 Hours allowing dough to rise
Yield:12 – 16
(6 Item Recipe)
Naturally Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten Free
3 1/2 cups rice flour
2 tsp. active dry yeast
3 Tbsp. almond milk, unsweetened
2 Tbsp. agave
1/4 cup Earth Balance vegan butter, softened
2/3 cup boiling water
1/2 cup lukewarm almond milk
Additional melted vegan butter, for brushing on top
Combine all the ingredients (except the melted butter) in a large bowl stirring until it becomes soft dough. Knead dough with your hands. If you have a stand mixer, or a bread machine you can use it set on the dough cycle. You want to knead it until your dough is soft and smooth.
Put dough in a bowl and cover for one hour. The dough will rise and double in size. Gently put your fist in the dough a few times.
Divide the dough into 16 round balls then then put into a large oiled baking sheet. Cover the pan and let sit another hour until they rise again. They should begin to crowd one another and puff up. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Bake for 22 to 24 minutes, until buns turn golden brown. When done the center of bun should spring back lightly to the touch. Remove buns from oven brushing with melted vegan butter. Best when served warm.