Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Grain-Free Focaccia

 Since getting back to basics and cooking more whole and real foods, I've been using a few bread alternatives.  I'm not cutting out bread completely, but have definitely cut down.  A friend shared this recipe from this website and I really enjoyed it.  It's a quick and easy recipe that's a perfect bread substitute (and takes nowhere near as long as baking a loaf of bread!).  It's not something I will make all the time, but just here and there to mix things up a bit.  I've included some serving ideas below!

Ingredients (makes about 6 pieces)
¼ cup flax seed, ground
¼ cup coconut flour
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ cup Greek yogurt
4 eggs
1 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary

Preheat the oven to 180 degree celsius.

Mix ground flax, coconut flour, baking soda and salt in a large bowl and set aside.

In a smaller bowl, beat the yogurt, eggs, and honey together until combined.
Pour the wet ingredients into the large bowl with the dry ingredients, mix to combine. Let sit for 1-2 min, allowing the coconut flour to soak up the excess liquid.
Spread about ¾ inch thick on a tray lined with baking paper.  Sprinkle with chopped rosemary.
Bake for 10-12 minutes in preheated oven.

Breakfast idea: Grain-free focaccia with omelette (eggs from our chooks!), baby spinach & home-made relish
Lunch idea: Grain-free focaccia with smoked salmon, bocconcini cheese, home-made peach chutney & salad

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