Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Focaccia

gluten free dairy free focaccia recipe


I have been meaning to come up with a new gluten-free focaccia recipe for awhile now.
Today was the day.
I have to admit that most of the time most new recipes come to me fairly easily but today, not so much.
My first attempt at focaccia did not turn out so well.
While it rose beautifully once I put it in the oven it was bad. Basically it was rock hard – not good! So back to the drawing board or for me, back to my stand mixer I dug out more ingredients and started all over again.
I am very happy I did.
This recipe was terrific and I am thrilled to share it with you all.
Focaccia is pretty easy to make. While it does require some resting and rising time it is only an hour and then bakes up in 20 minutes.
To me, that is a quick way to make warm gluten-free bread for a family meal.

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Focaccia

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/4 cup gluten free flour blend (I like to use Compliments gluten free flour blend)
  • 2 tbsp tapioca starch
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp white chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp rapid rise yeast
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp white sugar

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl add the warm water, yeast and sugar.
  • Stir well with a fork.
  • Let rest for 5 minutes.
  • In a stand mixer mix the gluten free flour blend, tapioca starch, cornstarch, chia seeds and salt.
  • Add apple cider vinegar, olive oil and eggs to the yeast mixture.
  • Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and mix.
  • Increase speed to medium and beat dough until smooth.
  • Spread the batter into a well greased square pan.
  • Cover with saran wrap and then 2 tea towels and let rest for an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Uncover pan and place in oven for 20 minutes.
  • Remove and cool.
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gluten free dairy free focaccia recipe
gluten free dairy free focaccia recipe

Gluten Free Honey Mustard Dressing



Ahhhh paninis….have you heard about paninis lately?
Do you know what a Panini is?
If you watch Oprah at all, this season, one of Oprah’s favorite things was the Breville Panini Press and her Panini sandwich.
A Panini is basically a fancy grilled cheese sandwich. Oprah’s was made with sourdough bread, turkey, pepper jack cheese, mayo, and fresh basil. That sounds good, right?
Well, if you are gluten free, like I am, you are not able to eat this sandwich. In fact, what do you do if you want to make a Panini?
Solution!
Try this great recipe for gluten free focaccia.
My Panini was filled with gluten free deli ham, swiss and cheddar cheese, spinach, and honey mustard dressing. The varieties are endless. My daughter likes ham, thinly sliced granny smith apples, brie cheese and fig jam (or cranberry relish). You decide.
Here is the recipe for my honey mustard dressing.
I like to dip my Panini in the dressing, it is a great dressing for chicken fingers too!

Honey Mustard Dressing

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup honey

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients into a bowl and stir with a fork til smooth.
  • Store in a sealer jar in the fridge.
  • Enjoy!
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