I have bought gluten free bread that isn't so bad, it's just that it costs anywhere from $5 to $10 a loaf! I thought surely I could make it for less. Right? Wrong!
I can bake. I have made great regular bread. When it comes to making a loaf of gluten free bread I have yet to find one that works worth a damn. That is until now.
Today on a whim I found a focaccia bread recipe on Pinterest - actually it was for a focaccia bread pizza. I wasn't interested in the pizza part, I just wanted the bread to go with a pasta dish I had made. I also needed the recipe to be quick... and easy. I didn't think I was going to be in luck as all the recipes I was finding said that the dough had to rise for an hour or so because of the yeast component in the dough.
The recipe I decided on went together in minutes and baked up in 20 minutes - no rising time required. No yeast either. I was a bit skeptical at first but then it came out of the oven all puffed up and golden - and it smelled good too!
Would I do it again - you betcha! I can see that it might make a nice loaf and it would make an amazing pizza crust. For tonight though, it fit the bill as a great accompaniment to our pasta dinner :)
- 4 eggs
- 4 Tablespoons plain yogurt
- ¼ cup/ 30g coconut flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8th teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup/ 112g grated fontina and parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Beat the eggs and yogurt in a bowl until well combined.Combine the coconut flour, baking soda, salt and cheese in medium sized bowl.
- Add the beaten eggs and yogurt mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the mixture in one large or two smaller oval shapes with the back of a spoon or spatula.
- bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly puffed and golden around the edges.
- Remove parchment from baking sheet and let cool on wire rack.
- Yum. Enjoy.