Friday, September 14, 2012

Gluten Free Focaccia Bread

On occasion we just want to order a pizza. Domino's now offers a gluten free crust but the price is ridiculous. $10 for a SMALL 1 topping pizza is just not reasonable in my opinion. My son can eat "regular" Domino's crust with no issues but he doesn't like to and Papa Murphy's crust make him have major mood swings. The other day he asked me if I could just make some crusts for the freezer and he could make his own when ever I wanted a night off with delivery. I had always been tempted to do this but I never wanted him to feel singled out (so we rarely ordered) but now that HE suggested it I was on a mission to find a good crust. This focaccia bread is PERFECT!

This recipe will make 4-6 personal pizzas.(depending on how big an eater your have)

It is also a very versatile bread, it makes fantastic tuna melts, a tasty garlic bread and much more!

1 cup plus 6 TB warm water
2 TB ground flax
2 tsp sugar
1 egg
3 TB olive oil
1 tsp cider vinegar
2 1/2 tsp yeast
3/4 cup sorghum flour
3/4 cup corn starch
1/2 cup tapioca starch
1/4 cup fine cornmeal
1 1/2 tsp unflavored gelatin
1 TB xanthan gum
3/4 tsp onion powder
3/4 tsp garlic powder
1 TB dried oregano
1/2 tsp sea salt

In a bowl mix the 6 TB water with 2 TB flax, mix well and set aside

In a bowl combine remaining 1 cup water , sugar, egg , oil, yeast and vinegar. Mix until smooth with paddle attachment(or electric beaters).

Add flax mixture and  remaining ingredients. When all are incorporated beat for 2-3 minutes on medium speed.

Dough will be very soft and sticky.

On a greased baking sheet(or 2) divide into 4-6 sections, using damp hands (or even sprayed with cooking spray) pat out into a personal pizza size.

Allow to rise in a warm draft free location for an hour.

Preheat oven to 400.

Drizzle a little more olive oil over the dough, sprinkle with oregano and basil and a sprinkle of grated parmesan cheese.

Bake 20 minutes until golden brown.

Cool completely and wrap individually and freeze.

Pull it out and allow to defrost for 30 minutes or you can microwave it for a 45 second, then top as desired. (I make a homemade pizza sauce and freeze it in ice cube trays, easy to defrost) Bake at 350 until heated through.

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