Guacamole Rolls for Cinco de Mayo
By Debbie Adler
Makes 12 rolls
If Jefferson Starship built their city on rock and roll, just think about how much more
they could have accomplished if they’d had the good sense to put it together
with guac and roll. With a metropolis full of essential nutrients, phytochemicals
and vitamins such as A, B, C, E and K, as well as copper, iron, phosphorous,
potassium, folate, lutein and magnesium, avocado provides the building blocks
for one helluva healthy superstructure. So please don’t let the life-enhancing
monosaturated fat count scare you away from this misunderstood fruit. Avocado
is a great foundation for any salad, dip, chip and bread roll. And Cinco de Mayo
is the perfect excuse to make them.
for dusting the muffin tin
1¼ cups warm water (about 110°F)
2¼ teaspoons active dry yeast
1 tablespoon coconut nectar
1 cup sorghum flour
1 cup light buckwheat flour
1 cup tapioca flour
4 teaspoons dried minced onion
2 teaspoons fine sea salt
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon xanthan gum
2 tablespoons smoothly mashed avocado
2 tablespoons ground chia seeds
(use a coffee grinder)
1. Preheat oven to 200°F and then turn
it off. Dust the wells of a standard 12-cup
muffin tin with the cornmeal.
2. Combine the warm water and yeast in a
2-cup measuring cup. Add the coconut nectar
and stir to combine. Let the yeast mixture sit
for about 8 minutes, or until foamy.
3. Whisk together the two flours, minced
onion, salt, garlic powder, baking soda, cumin
and xanthan gum in a large bowl. Make a
well in the middle.
4. Add the yeast mixture, mashed avocado
and chia seeds and stir to combine.
5. Take about 3 tablespoons of the dough,
shape it into a ball, and place it into a well
of the prepared muffin tin. Repeat until you
have used up all the dough.
6. Cover the muffin tin with a clean dish
towel, place it in the oven for 1 hour and
allow the dough balls to rise.
7. Remove the dish towel and let the
dough balls continue to rise in the oven
while it preheats to 425°F.
8. Bake the rolls for 25 to 27 minutes,
or until they are golden brown and sound
hollow when tapped on the bottom.