You guys know how much I love a good gluten free baking hack. There really is no sense in making something that can already be hard, harder! So I’m all about finding and using the great gluten free products already on the market in new and fabulous ways. Enter the Simply Wize Crusty Bread mix, one of the most versatile and handy products I’ve come across. Today I’m going to show you just how easy it is to make Gluten Free Cinnamon Scrolls with my super easy hack!
People often say to me that’s it cheating to use store bought mixers, and then in the same breath I get asked which is my favourite gluten free flour. Trust me when I say, there is no cheating here, it’s simply about working smarter and not harder. At the end of the day GF store bought bread mixes are simply custom GF flour blends, they’re just specifically designed for these sorts of products!
At the end of the day GF store bought bread mixers are simply custom GF flour blends!
It’s all about thinking outside of the box. One of my absolute favourites has to be the Simply Wize Crusty Bread mix. Not just because it’s so dang versatile but it’s also readily available in some IGAs, health food stores and online shops. In fact it’s so versatile that I almost never actually make bread from it! It makes wicked pizza bases, delicious Gluten Free Cheese & Vegemite Scrolls , pizza scrolls, Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns and now my Gluten Free Cinnamon Scrolls!
You definitely need a box in your cupboard!
Just How Easy Is It?
Trust me, this is super easy. In fact from start to finish it takes all up maybe an hour. Sure it can get a little messy and if you don’t have a mix master or some kind of bench mixer, it will take longer as you’ll need to hand knead it. But it is super easy. Whether you want a warm gluten free treat or a stunning afternoon dessert to wow some guests. You’ll easily impress with this fabulous recipe.
All you need is a packet of the Simply Wize Gluten Free Crusty Bread mix. Throw in some warm water, vegetable oil, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. All ingredients you’ve likely already got floating around your kitchen. If you want to take it up a notch? Grab a packet of Philly cream cheese to make some frosting and boom you’re done.
It’s so easy that you can even make it Lactose free too! Simply swap the butter for nuttelex and the cream cheese for lactose free cream cheese, done! Gotta love it when it’s that simple.
The Trick to Easy Gluten Free Cinnamon Scrolls
One of the only problems with working the Simply Wize bread mix is how sticky it can be! If you’ve ever tried to roll scrolls with it before, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. But I’ve got a couple of simple tricks to make working with it a breeze… plus, no crazy cleaning up afterwards!
- A well floured large piece of baking paper makes rolling it out much cleaner and easier. Simply use a long piece of baking paper on your bench and dust it with a good handful of plain GF flour. I prefer to use White Rice Flour, but you can use whatever you have on hand.
- Use oiled hands to handle the dough. When it comes to removing the dough from your mix master hook and out of the bowl it can be pretty tricky… and messy as hell! To make this a breeze, grab your vegetable oil and pour a little on your hands. Use oiled hands to clean the dough off the hook and remove from the bottom of the bowel. You can then easily pat it down onto your floured baking paper!
- When slicing your scrolls I use a serrated bread knife dipped in oil. I know people say to use dental floss but I find it still sticky! So grab a sharp knife and dip it briefly in your vege oil again. Voile! Easy and clean.
Now you know the tricks to making my Gluten Free Cinnamon Scrolls work for you. Let’s jump into the recipe!
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