Simple and buttery Americans

Einfache und butterweiche Amerikaner

Simple and buttery Americans

grain free | gluten free

Recipe by: Johanna from

INGREDIENTS: Makes about 10-12 pieces

  • 125g softened butter
  • 110 grams of sugar
  • Finely grated zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 eggs, size L
  • 100 ml buttermilk
  • 200 g Ruut cassava flour
  • 40 g tapioca starch
  • 50 g cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon psyllium husk powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda

For the icing:

  • 150g powdered sugar
  • approx. 40-50 ml lemon juice


Tip :) Only use a kitchen scale for our recipes and to weigh the flour.

  1. Cream together the butter and sugar for a few minutes using a hand mixer. Add the lemon zest and juice, then stir in the eggs one at a time. Beat each egg until it is completely incorporated, then add the next one.
  2. Then stir in the buttermilk.
  3. Add the flour, psyllium husk powder, baking soda and baking powder and fold in the flour with a spoon. Then mix everything well again with the hand mixer.
  4. Leave the dough to rest for about 10 minutes so that the flour and psyllium husk powder can absorb some of the liquid.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180°C, top and bottom heat. Use a spoon to put 10-12 small heaps (depending on how big you want the Americans) on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten the piles a little and leave enough space between the individual piles, because the dough will spread but also rise.
  6. Bake the Americans for 10-12 minutes (do a skewer test!), they should not get dark underneath. Leave to cool on the baking sheet for about 10 minutes and then leave to cool completely on a wire rack.
  7. Sift the icing sugar and mix with just enough lemon juice to make a creamy, thick icing. Using a knife, spread the icing on the bottom of the Americans. If you like, you can sprinkle sprinkles or Smarties on top.

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Hallo Kerstin, ja, du kannst es mal mit Mandelmilch probieren. Wir würden noch etwas mehr Butter dazu geben ( ca. 1 EL) da die Buttermilch ja fettiger ist als Mandelmilch. Wir haben es bisher nicht ausprobiert, aber es sollte vermutlich funktionieren. Liebe Grüße, dein Ruut-Team


Habt ihr einen Tipp für eine Buttermilchalternative? (wegen Milchunverträglichkeit)
Einfach Mandelmilch?
Liebe Grüße, Kerstin


Wow!!! Mega lecker. Schmecken wie die vom Bäcker trotz glutenfrei! Danke :))))


Vielen Dank für die schöne Rückmeldung. Es freut uns sehr zu hören, dass die Amerikaner so gut gelungen sind und geschmeckt haben. Schöne Grüße, das Ruut-Team


Die Amerikaner wurden perfekt!
Danke für dieses tolle Rezept!
Wird es öfter geben 😋

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