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Onion, Garlic and Leek Focaccia (Gluten free)

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If there is one thing I miss in my gluten free life,its the texture of fresh soft spongy bread. I don’t like the taste or cost of shop bought gluten free bread and am always looking for ways to experiment with recipes for tasty alternatives.

This is a modification of my Chili, Chia seed and Onion bread but I used a blend of gram flour (Chickpea flour) and buckwheat flour instead.

I wasn’t sure how using the gram flour would affect the density of the bread, but I was pleasantly surprised.

The focaccia came out light and bouncy and tasted so good. I’m looking forward to experimenting with toppings….tomato, parmesan, rosemary…..Yum!

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Onion and Leek Focaccia (Gluten free)

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 80g buckwheat flour
  • 80g gram flour, sifted
  • 1 red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 leek, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 2 tbs natural probiotic yoghurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1  tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp dried Italian herbs (oregano,basil, rosemary, thyme)
  • Freshly ground black pepper to season

Directions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a pan and sauté the leek and onion until softened
  2. Stir in the garlic and set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 170 C.
  4. Line a baking tray with baking paper and spray or brush with oil
  5. Combine the flours, baking powder, 1 tsp of herbs, the paprika and salt.
  6. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites to soft peaks
  7. In another bowl, whisk egg yolk and yoghurt together
  8. Mix together the flour mix and the egg yoke mix.
  9. Fold the egg and flour mixture into the egg whites until just combined.
  10. Mix in half the cooked leek and onion mixture
  11. Spread the batter over the prepared baking pan and bake for 10 minutes.
  12. Remove the baking pan from oven and scatter the rest of the leek and onion mixture, the rest of the herbs, the black pepper and drizzle over some olive oil
  13. Return to the oven and bake bread for another 10-15  minutes, until golden brown
  14. Cool, on a wire rack
  15. Slice and enjoy!

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3 comments on “Onion, Garlic and Leek Focaccia (Gluten free)

  1. That’s good to know about the gram flour as I’ve just recently bought a large bag of it. And apart from trying an Indian inspired flatbread I still haven’t gotten around to baking with it.

  2. Pingback: Tomato, Garlic, and Rosemary Focaccia (Gluten Free) | Tolu's Kitchen

  3. Pingback: Baked Crispy Courgette Chips (Zucchini Fries). Gluten Free | Tolu's Kitchen

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