For those that don't know this is a monthly challenge where everyone cooks the same recipe. No changes unless you are allergic or similar. The challenge is kept secret till the end of the month and everyone posts on the same day.. I have sort of failed on that already because here in the UK it's gone midnight and just remembered I hadn't posted. I blame being pregnant.. OK I'm as bad when I'm not but it's a good excuse. Still the day isn't finished everywhere so hopefully i will be excused.
As it's past 1am I will fill in more details like the recipe and all later though if you go to the Daring Bakers blog roll I am sure others are more organised than me.
As I'm celiac I was allowed to change the flour to one without gluten. As those who know anything about gluten will know this does course problems with bread recipes as gluten is the stuff that makes bread dough stretchy and helps it rise. As the challenge is to do the recipe exactly I just replaced normal flour with Dove farm Gluten free bread flour without adapting the recipe otherwise.
The dough worked fairly well and even rose thought once I'd made i into rolls and left ti to prove again it didn't expand by twice as it meant to but it is expecting rather a lot of gluten free flour. I made half the recipe as cinnamon rolls exactly as the challange but didn't try the sticky buns ( we were allowed to do one or both) I cheated a bit in that I used the other half of the dough to make chelsea buns ie added fruit inside the rolls with the cinnamon sugar.
They taste quite good a bit more cakey than bread like but then gluten free bread is often like that. I think I made the icing a little thin and if I'd used all of the suggested amount they would be swimming in it.