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National Hamburger Day. How To Celebrate When Your Gluten Intolerant

Updated: Jun 10, 2020



National Hamburger Day – What about Gluten Free Rolls?

Hamburger Day celebrates the history of this most irresistible of sandwiches. Let’s face it; there is nothing better than your first bite of a rich, juicy hamburger. Even Vegan’s can’t resist the taste of a burger! One of the first popular vegan-faux-meats was The Veggie Burger!


Hamburgers have come to be a symbol of all that is right in the world in the modern day. Barbecue's where families gather, a quick bite to eat on your lunch break or the dinner date before a movie.

Burgers no longer are made from just beef either, these days you can find Turkey Burgers, Buffalo Burgers, Chicken Burgers, Emu Burgers, any of a million forms of meat all ground down and compacted into this most recognizable form, the 'hamburger'. Who would have thought that such a simple meal could come to represent so many things?


Over the years I had endured the misfortune and the joy of eating my hamburger in gluten free breads. My frustration has always been well, its 2 slices of bread, so it’s a Hamburger sandwich. Very often being gluten intolerant or Coeliac means, you need to come up with variations.


Whipping up a batch of Paleo Buns is healthy & tasty option, I use the Pete Evans recipe (see below) Or you can buy 2 extra large mushrooms take out the stem and grill them whilst your cooking your burger. Then place the mushroom on the plate and add burger. Now, it does require a knife & fork to eat I think but it a personal choice.


Up until a few months ago they were my only options but if you’ve have browsed the supermarket isles you can now see there is quite a varieties of rolls becoming available. So, lets have a look at a few of the options that are available to go with your tasty burger of choice.

Genius Gluten Free Rolls


3 varieties available; White, Brioche and Triple seed.

Pack of 2

Price $3.50 or $1.75 each

Made in: United Kingdom

Available at Coles

Allergy Notations: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Contains Egg

Ingredients

Water, Rice Flour, Tapioca Starch, Potato Starch, Bamboo Fibre, Rapeseed Oil, Psyllium Husk Powder, Sugar, Yeast, Humectant (Vegetable Glycerol), Free Range Dried Egg White, Free Range Dried Egg, Stabilisers (Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose, Xanthan Gum), Iodised Salt (Salt, Potassium Iodate), Fermented Maize Starch, Natural Colouring (Beta Carotene), Natural Flavouring.


All of the rolls are reasonable size and would fit a medium size burger in them. Brioche rolls are the softest of the rolls and have the traditional sweet smell with a buttery sweet flavour of a typical Brioche Roll. However, the sweet flavour won’t be for everyone but the other options in this range a great too. All the buns are light and airy but also hold together when pick up the burger particularly when you have layers condiments and sauces.


Helga's Big Soft Gluten Free Rolls


Ingredients

Water, modified tapioca starch (1442), rice flour, maize starch, potato starch, canola oil, sugar, psyllium flour, sesame seeds, egg white powder, iodised salt, soy flour, thickener (464, 412), yeast, cultured dextrose, vinegar, vitamin (thiamin)

Contains Soy,Egg & Sesame

Pack of 4

Price $7.00 or $1.75 each

Made in Australia

Available at Woolworths

Allergy Notations: Gluten Free, Contains Egg, Sesame & Soy.



A softer type roll, bigger than others,slightly crumbly, but remained stable when I cut them. Top them with a burger patty, lettuce, tomato, relish, cheese and onion. Even with all these fillings they don’t break and make a tasty companion for burgers.


Gluten Free Bakehouse White Burger Buns





Ingredients:

Water, Modified Starch (1412, 1414), Rice Flour, Maize Starch, Soy Flour, Vegetable Oil, Wholemeal Maize Flour, Acidity Regulator (575, Sodium Bicarbonate), Vinegar, Linseed, Thickeners (464, Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum), Sugar, Iodised Salt.

Allergy Notations: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Yeast Free, Egg Free, Vegan.

Contains Soy.

May contain Sesame Seeds


2 varieties available; White, Multigrain.

Pack of 4

Price $6.99 or $1.75 each

Made in Australia

Available at Selected Retailers & IGA Supermarkets



These are one of my favourites they soft and fluffy and the rolls hold together well when loaded with typical hamburger ingredients. If you like a crispier roll, try toasting for a few minutes to get the crispy exterior.



So, if you have given up gluten or are diagnosed with Coeliac disease and you thought that you were destined to eat your favourite hamburger in 2 slices of bread. Fear no more there is quite a few options out there to make your Hamburger truly enjoyable any day of the year!

Paleo Buns Recipe by Pete Evans




300 g (3 cups) almond meal

55 g (heaped ½ cup) psyllium husks

1 tablespoon coconut flour

1 tablespoon bicarbonate of soda

½ teaspoon sea salt

4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 teaspoons honey

375 ml (1 ½ cups) boiling water

6 egg whites, whisked

Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.

Place the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.

Combine the vinegar, honey and boiling water in a glass jug.

Fold the egg whites into the dry ingredients. Pour in the vinegar mixture and stir vigorously. The mixture will froth up. Keep mixing for 30 seconds until it forms a very thick batter. Knead with your hands until the batter becomes sticky dough.

Working quickly so the dough doesn’t dry out, divide into eight portions and shape into balls, then place on the prepared tray, a few centimetres apart. Bake in the oven for 50 minutes until golden brown and a roll sounds hollow when the base is tapped. Allow to cool on a wire rack before serving. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Makes 8


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