Gluten Free Bunny Brioche Rolls

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Brioche dough is so soft and has such wonderful flavor! The richness of the eggs brings such a nice taste. These slightly sweet Gluten Free Bunny Brioche Rolls will be a highlight with their taste, texture, and cute factor!

For spring or Easter, these cute little Gluten Free Bunny Brioche Rolls will be such a hit for your themed brunches, breakfasts, or dinners!

Of course, shaped in a roll shape, they’ll taste equally as delicious for the rest of the year. Try making these rolls for hamburger buns or hot dog buns. Or make them in round shapes to enjoy with dinner. Any way you shape them, they are sure to be enjoyed. The bunny shapes brought so much joy, though!

I can’t imagine why these brioche rolls have been missing from my table. But, for quite a few years they have. No longer, though! Now even gluten free eaters can enjoy these yummy soft and sweet rolls.

The dough, which contains a large amount of eggs, plus blended flours, including almond flour, makes me feel less guilty eating these. I still feel a little guilty eating them, because they are just so cute!

Serve these for a spring meal with a spring colored dessert like the one below.

Bursting with flavor and color, this Gluten Free Tart and Sweet Lime Meringue Tart is a perfect dessert for spring!

Gluten Free Bunny Brioche Rolls

These cute little Bunny Brioche will be a cute themed roll for your spring or Easter breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner!
Servings 8 large rolls
Prep Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Rise Time: 1 hour 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 43 minutes

Equipment

  • stand or hand mixer
  • parchment sheets
  • 2 baking trays

Ingredients

  • cup – 1 tbsp whole milk (5 oz.) just warm to the touch
  • 1 tbsp Fleishmann's Active Dry Yeast or other gluten free yeast
  • ½ teaspoon Fleishmann's Instant Yeast or other gluten free instant yeast
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ cup (66 grams) Bob's Red Mill Tapioca Flour, gf or gluten free tapioca starch
  • ½ cup (82 grams) Bob's Red Mill Potato Starch. gf
  • ½ cup (75 grams) Bob's Red Mill Organic Brown Rice Flour, gf
  • cup (53 grams) Organic White Rice Flour, gf
  • ¾ cup (87 grams) Kirkland Signature Superfine Blanched Almond Flour, gf
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 7 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • cup plus 1 tbsp of 1 to 1 blend or combined white and brown rice flour, as much needed for a sticky held together dough
  • Otto's Naturals Cassava Flour to flour board
  • cut raisins or currants for the eyes
  • egg wash of 2 eggs, whisked

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, stir together the warm milk, the yeast, and the honey. Let sit for 10-15 minutes until bubbly.
  • Sift together the flours, salt, and xanthan gum. Sift 2-3 times more. Set Aside.
  • In a mixing bowl or stand mixer bowl, add the eggs and sugar. Mix for several minutes. Add the melted butter and mix on medium low. Next, add the flour mixture and yeast mixture, and mix well for a few minutes. Stir in as much of the 1 to 1 blend or mixture of brown and white rice flour as needed (up to 3/8 cup + 1 tbsp) as needed to make a sticky dough that holds together.
  • Well flour a board with fine cassava flour. Turn the dough out onto the board, Using a cookie scoops (large and small sizes), or by cutting pieces off and rolling lightly in flour, shape into 1 large, 2 inch ball, 2 medium, 1 1/2 " balls, and 1 smaller, 1 inch ball (this is the tail). Shape one of the medium balls into a 1/2 " x 1 1/2 " shape. Cut a slit most of the way down the rectangular shape, leaving it connected at the bottom. This is the ears.
    Gluten Free Bunny Brioche Rolls
  • Prepare two baking sheets with parchment sheets and grease with cooking spray.
  • Shape your bunnies on the prepared sheets (4 on each tray), spaced out on the tray. Set the larger ball on the tray. Add one of the medium balls for the head. Add the ears and pinch the dough a bit to connect to the head. Pinch the last piece on for the tail. Add a small piece of a raisin or currant for an eye to each. Pinching the dough shape the front paws.
  • Cover each tray with cellophane and a kitchen towel. Set in the oven on "bread proof" setting or in a warm oven, or in a warm place. Let rise for 1-1 1/4 hours or until doubled in size and very puffy.
  • Preheat the oven to 375℉. Brush each bunny with the egg wash. Bake the trays spaced apart in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove and add another brush of egg wash. Return the trays to the oven in rotated position from where they were. Bake for another 8-12 minutes or until golden browned.
    Gluten Free Bunny Brioche Rolls
  • Enjoy immediately or remove to a wire rack to cool and reheat later. To reheat place on a tray and heat in a 200-225℉ oven for 5-6 mintues or until warm. Store remainder of rolls in an airtight container for up to 1 day. Refrigerate or freeze after that.
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: brioche, gluten free brioche rolls

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