Warm, crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, flavorful, herby…
GLUTEN-FREE FOCACCIA BREAD!
I’ve always been intimidated by these fancy, perfect looking gluten free breads. I mean, I’ve never even made just a regular loaf of gluten free bread! But after finding this recipe from Gluten-Free Goddess, I had to try it. Why not? It’s a Saturday afternoon with zero work to do, and I feel like baking. So, let’s do this!Print
This gluten free focaccia bread is so easy to make you won’t believe it. Topped with sliced tomatoes, garlic, and aroma-filled herbs. Great for hosting!
- 2 1/2 cups gluten free all purpose flour
- 1 TBSP active dry yeast
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 TBSP ground flax
- 1 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 1/4 cups warm water
- 2 teaspoons each of: rosemary, thyme, and basil
- pinch of raw sugar
- 4 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
- 1 TBSP honey or agave nectar
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 large egg
- 1 medium tomato, sliced for topping
- a dusting of GF cornmeal
- Turn on the oven briefly- just to warm it; then turn it off.
- Whisk together the flour, sea salt, garlic, flax, and herbs in a large mixing bowl.
- In a separate bowl, proof the yeast in warm water and pinch of sugar.
- When the yeast is poofy, pour the mixture into the dry ingredients.
- Next, add the olive oil, honey, lemon juice, and egg. (use egg replacer to make vegan)
- Stir well to combine mixture into a sticky dough.
- Scoop the dough into a 9-inch cake pan dusted with cornmeal.
- Using wet hands pat and shape the dough into a round loaf.
- Top the loaf with sliced tomatoes and fresh garlic; sprinkle with extra herbs, if you like, and a little coarse sea salt.
- Place the pan into the warm oven and allow it to rest and rise for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 375ºF after the bread has risen.
- Once the oven is at 375º, set timer for 20 minutes.
- Bake until loaf is golden and firm- anywhere from 25 to 35 minutes.
- When you thump it, it should sound hollow.
- Remove from the pan as soon as you can handle it, and cool on a wire rack.
- Slice with a sharp bread knife.
- Category: Bread