Gluten-Free FocacciaCourse: Uncategorized
- Yeast Mixture:
1 tablespoon honey
1 ¼ cups warm water, 110°F
1 tablespoon Active Dry Yeast
- Flax Egg:
1 tablespoon ground flax
2 tablespoons very hot water
- Other Ingredients:
½ cup plain lactose-free yogurt (we use White Mountain or Green Valley brand) (gum-free coconut milk can be used as a substitute here if needed– Side note: Aroy-D coconut milk is NOT a good option as they have unlisted gut irritating emulsifiers in them.)
2 cups white rice flour
½ cup millet flour or brown rice flour
½ sweet white rice flour also known as mochiko flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder (OR ¼ teaspoon baking soda)
¼-½ cup warm water
High heat oil or ghee (for the pan)
- Make the yeast mixture: Dissolve honey or sugar with 1 1/4 cup warm water (~110 degrees). Sprinkle yeast into the water and let sit for 5 minutes while the yeast activates.
- Make the flax egg: In a cup or small bowl add a tablespoon of ground flax seed and two tablespoons of boiling water. Stir to combine and let sit for 5 minutes.
- In a large bowl, add flour, salt, and baking powder. Mix with spoon or whisk.
- Add flax mixture, yeast mixture, and yogurt. Stir until dough comes together in a wet sticky dough.
- If needed, add the ¼-½ cup warm water to the dough. The dough should be a thick batter– thicker than pancake batter, but looser than cookie dough.
- Cover dough with a warm damp dish towel. Place in a warm location. Optimal temperature for rising is 80°F – 90°F but room temp will work as well. Leave for 1 hour.
- Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
- Generously oil a baking dish or baking tray with sides.
- Pour dough into dish and spread it out to the edges.
- Optional: Drizzle oil on top and sprinkle with salt and spices (anything besides onion & garlic)
- Bake for 15-25 minutes (depending on dough thickness) or until edges and top are lightly browned.
- Just an FYI if you are substituting coconut milk, Aroy-D brand doesn’t have any gums listed in the ingredients in the US, but it does contain an emulsifier which can exacerbate digestive symptoms. Check out this article for more details.