Sunday, October 25, 2020

MOZZARELLA HAMBURGER BUNS

 


Slice buns in several slices and toast: Toasts well in pop-up toaster or frying pan


Before going in the oven and brushed with egg yolk





MOZZARELLA HAMBURGER BUNS

Great for hamburgers, tuna burgers or as a sandwich bun or for spreading with butter and your favorite low-carb jam. These can also stand in for large dinner rolls at the table. One of these makes a great breakfast with plenty of protein and fat to satiate the appetite for hours. The texture is great and if you are missing bread, this is a good alternative. Yummy!  The cheese in these makes them a lot more substantial than regular buns with a lot more nutrition and taste. Day-old rolls from the fridge (they will get dense once chilled) can be reheated briefly in the microwave oven to be like freshly baked buns. The packaged grated Mozzarella cheese from Costco or PriceSmart in the tropics works best and will yield the correct number of rolls. Slice them thinly into several slices and toast in a light olive oil or butter in a frying pan, or toast them in a pop-up toaster.

 

13/4 cups grated Mozzarella cheese (425 mL)

3 oz cream cheese (180 g)

11/2 cups Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2, (375 mL)

  OR Grain-Free BakeMix, OR Keto Bake Mix

  OR see easy alternative in Helpful Hints below

2 tbsp coconut flour (30 mL)

2 tsp instant yeast (10 mL)

2 tsp baking powder (10 mL)

2 eggs, fork beaten

1 egg yolk

 

Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). 

In microwaveable bowl, place Mozzarella cheese and cream cheese.  Nuke about 1 minute and 40 seconds and check as you don’t want the Mozzarella cheese to get hard, but you do want it melted. 

In another bowl, combine Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2, Grain-Free Bake Mix, OR Keto Bake Mix, page OR alternative given in Helpful Hints, coconut flour, yeast and baking powder. 

Add eggs on top of slightly cooled cheese mixture in a food processor; process.  (You can also make these buns free hand, without using a food processor.) Add the dry ingredients and process on low speed until a dough ball forms. Knead briefly (can place in plastic wrap if it is too sticky or use disposable gloves and oil them).  Form 7 balls, each weighing around 3 oz (90 g).  Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (first spray cookie sheet with nonstick spray so that the paper lies flat).  Brush buns with egg yolk. Bake 12 to 14 minutes, or until deep golden brown underneath. 

Helpful Hints:  For another easy Grain-Free version, use a bake mix made up of 2 cups (500 mL) almond flour and 2/3 cup (150 mL) coconut flour.  You generally need 3/4 cup (175 mL) per 1 cup (250 mL) of bake mix.  Leftover bake mix can be frozen and used to “bread” eggplant, other vegetables, fish or chicken.  The packaged Mozzarella cheese from Costco or PriceSmart (similar store in the tropics) works best and will yield the correct number of rolls.  You can also make these buns free hand, without using a food processor.

Yield:  7 hamburger buns

1 hamburger bun

284 calories

14.2 g protein

21 g fat

1.2 g fiber

7.3 g net carbs


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