Grain-Free Italian Focaccia
Well reader’s grain-free bread month is almost at a close! Fear not! We have one more week of some great alternative grain-free bread after today!
Today we tackle a classic Italian Focaccia. Traditional Italian focaccia consists of high-gluten flours, yeasts, sugar, salt and oil baked in a stone or hearth oven. Essentially everything one tries to avoid on a grain-free or the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Don’t worry I have been able to create what I would consider an amazing alternative!
To create a comparable texture we will use coconut flour which will provide a dense flour base and use eggs and finely grated fresh parmesan to hold the batter together with a bit of baking soda to let it rise. The ingredient list for this recipe is enough to make one large round or two small round personal sized breads. As far as toppings go I encourage you to combine your favourite savoury herbs and vegetables. If you want to make this into a mock-pizza use some fresh prosciutto along with your herb/vegetable mix.
If you are not familiar with coconut flours I encourage you to check out the article linked to this website for more details! It is not only a great alternative to grain-based flours but is low on the glycemic index, high in protein and easily digested!
Enjoy! – GC
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