Focaccia Bread

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Can I make gluten-free Focaccia Bread? Focaccia Bread
9 months ago | gizem

Can I make gluten-free Focaccia Bread?

Yes, you can make gluten-free Focaccia Bread by using gluten-free flours and making a few adjustments to the recipe. Here's a basic recipe to get you started:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour blend (make sure it's a blend suitable for bread)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum (if not included in your flour blend)
  • 1 packet (2 1/4 teaspoons) gluten-free yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup warm water (around 110°F or 43°C)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Toppings of your choice (e.g., rosemary, olives, cherry tomatoes)

Instructions:

  1. Activate the Yeast: In a small bowl, combine the warm water, sugar, and yeast. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until it becomes frothy. This indicates that the yeast is active.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the gluten-free flour blend, xanthan gum (if needed), and salt.
  3. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Pour the yeast mixture and olive oil into the dry ingredients. Mix until the dough comes together. Gluten-free dough may be stickier than regular dough, but it should still hold together.
  4. Kneading: Knead the dough gently for a few minutes until it's smooth. You can do this right in the bowl. If it's too sticky to handle, you can wet your hands or sprinkle a bit of extra gluten-free flour on the dough.
  5. Shape and Rise: Grease a baking pan or a baking sheet with olive oil. Place the dough onto the pan and use your hands to shape it into a rectangle or circle, depending on your preference. Cover it with a damp cloth and let it rise for about 30-45 minutes.
  6. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  7. Dimple and Add Toppings: Once the dough has risen, use your fingers to make deep dimples all over the surface. Drizzle with more olive oil and add your desired toppings, such as rosemary, olives, or cherry tomatoes.
  8. Bake: Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the Focaccia is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  9. Cool and Serve: Allow the gluten-free Focaccia to cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!