Gluten-Free Crescent Rolls
- Ready In:
- 1⁄4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
- 3⁄4 cup small curd cottage cheese (do not use low-fat) or 3/4 cup ricotta cheese (do not use low-fat)
- 1 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour (you can use a mix of your favourites)
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 teaspoon gluten free baking powder or 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar & 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla essence, optional for sweet rolls only
- Use an electric mixer or blender to mix together the butter and cottage or ricotta cheese. Mix well.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix until a dough ball forms.
- Wrap the dough in cling wrap and chill for two to three hours.
- Preheat oven to 350°F or 180°C.
- Sprinkle all-purpose or rice flour onto your work surface and roll the dough into a 14 inch circle. You may find it esier to roll the dough between two layers of good quality baking paper or cling wrap.
- Cut the dough into 8 triangles.
- Roll each triangle from the wide end to the tip.Turn the ends to form the crescent shape ).
- Place the rolled crescents on a gresed baking sheet and bake for approx 20 to 30 minutes, until golden.
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Thanks Jubes great recipe! These turned out very good! I wrote the recipe wrong and only used 1/2 tsp of xanthan gum but they rolled out very nice. I used 3/4 cup thai rice flour and 1/4 cup tapioca for the gluten free flour mix. I also increased the baking powder to 1 tsp since someone mentioned that they did not rise. I omitted the vanilla because I used the dough to make pigs in a blanket. I really love the use of cottage cheese it increases the protein. Most gluten free breads lack protein. If I were making theme sweet I would definetly increase the sugar to a few tablespoons. I really like this dough I am considering adding an egg to the dough in the future and making some rolls because they were nice and soft and a little crusty on the outside.
This recipe is AMAZING!!! I've been gluten free for a year now and I have missed crescent rolls so much. Even my non-gluten free husband loved them. I used the cottage cheese, not ricotta, and no vanilla because they were part of a savory dish. Unlike what another user said, we did not taste the cottage cheese at all. I made the dough the night before and let it sit in the fridge overnight so they would be ready in the morning, and that worked out well. I definitely suggest rolling it between some good cling wrap, and have some extra flour on hand to prevent sticking. When there were a few mins left cooking (I cooked for a total of 25 mins) I sprayed the rolls with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray, which gave them a golden, buttery topping. Will definitely be using this recipe again.