Fabulous Gluten-Free Focaccia


Celiac.com 01/28/2023 – Focaccia is the “in” bread today! It’s a cross between pizza and Italian flatbread and is served in lots of Italian eating places, together with a plate of extra-virgin olive oil for dipping. Typically, the server provides a touch of balsamic vinegar and a sprinkle of dried Italian herbs for an actual style deal with.

You possibly can recreate this glorious bread at house with this straightforward recipe, utilizing my new versatile sorghum flour mix. Sorghum is a nutritious flour that works superbly in our gluten-free meals. Focaccia is undoubtedly certainly one of my hottest recipes and I do know it is going to develop into a favourite at your own home, too.

Carol Fenster’s Gluten-Free Sorghum Flour Mix

Use this versatile flour mix for the recipes in Gluten-Free 101: Simple, Fundamental Dishes with out Wheat. You may make your personal corn flour (not cornstarch) by grinding cornmeal in a small espresso grinder till it’s the consistency of flour.

If you happen to choose almond flour, you’ll discover it at Bob’s Purple mill (www.bobsredmill.com) or grind blanched almond silvers within the espresso grinder till it reaches a flour-like texture. You should purchase bean flour (both plain garbanzo or a garbanzo/fava mix) at your native well being meals retailer.

Word: If you happen to use almond flour, you have to refrigerate the flour mix.

*Makes 4.5 cups

1 1⁄2 cups sorghum flour

1 1⁄2 cups potato starch or

cornstarch

1 cup tapioca flour

1⁄2 cup corn flour or almond

flour or bean flour or chestnut flour

Carol Fenster’s Focaccia Bread

Bread Substances:

1 1⁄2 tsp. dry yeast

1 1⁄2 cups Flour Mix (pg. 15)

1 1⁄2 tsp. xanthan gum

1 tsp. unflavored gelatin

1 tsp. dried rosemary

1⁄2 tsp. onion powder

3⁄4 tsp. salt

3⁄4 cup heat water (110°)

1 tsp. sugar

2 massive eggs

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1⁄2 tsp. cider vinegar

Topping

1 Tbsp. olive oil

1 1⁄4 tsp. Italian seasoning

1⁄4 tsp. kosher or coarse sea salt

1) Mix all bread elements in mixing bowl. Beat dough with mixer (common beaters, not dough hooks) for two minutes. Dough can be delicate and sticky.

2) Switch dough to greased 11 x 7-inch nonstick pan. Cowl with aluminum foil tent and let rise in heat place (75-80º) for 30-40 minutes or till desired top.

3) Preheat oven to 400 º. Sprinkle dough with topping elements. Bake 15-20 minutes or till high is golden brown and crisp when tapped together with your fingernail. (A sprinkle of Parmesan cheese is non-obligatory.) Serves 10.

Extra Focaccia Toppings

Attempt these variations for an much more flavorful Focaccia:

Herb Focaccia:

Mix 1⁄2 tsp. every dried rosemary, sage, and thyme, 1⁄4 tsp. black pepper, and a couple of Tbsp. Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle over bread earlier than baking.

Solar-Dried Tomato & Olive Focaccia:

Sauté 1⁄4 cup minced sun-dried tomatoes, 1⁄4 cup sliced black olives, and 1⁄4 cup chopped onion in 1 tsp. oil. Sprinkle over bread earlier than baking.

Pesto Focaccia:

Purée in meals processor simply till clean, leaving little bit of texture: 1 cup contemporary basil leaves, 1 garlic clove, 1⁄2 cup pine nuts. With motor operating, slowly add 1⁄4 cup olive oil by feed tube. Add 1⁄4 cup Parmesan cheese and sprint of black pepper. Unfold over bread earlier than baking.

Recipes Reprinted from the brand new Gluten-Free 101: Simple, Fundamental Dishes with out Wheat, 2003 by Carol Fenster, Ph.D. with permission from Savory Palate Press.