Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Herbed Focaccia Flatbread - Wheat Belly Friendly

This recipe (from Dr. Davis' "Wheat Belly 30-Minute (or less) Cookbook, page 22) provides an unusually sturdy focaccia bread suitable for a variety of dishes. Delicious!

Shape this focaccia dough into whatever shape suits your recipes. I usually make two focaccias, each approximately three inches wide by six inches long and 1/2-3/4 inches deep, to use as the two bread slices to sandwich ingredients between. However, this recipe yields such an incredibly filling bread that the two slices can easily be cut in half to yield two very satisfying sandwiches to serve two.

2 cups almond meal (this online version is slightly different from the book, so check closely)
1 cup shredded mozzarella or other cheese
1 teaspoon sea salt
1½ teaspoons dried rosemary
1½ teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ cup sundried tomatoes, finely sliced
2 large eggs, separated
3 tablespoons extra-virgin oil

Preheat oven to 350° F.

In food chopper or food processor, pulse shredded cheese until reduced to small granule-sized consistency, similar to couscous.

In medium bowl, combine almond meal, cheese, sea salt, rosemary, oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, and sundried tomatoes and mix together. Set aside.

With electric mixer, whip egg whites until stiff. Blend in egg yolks and 2 tablespoons olive oil at low speed. Pour egg mixture into almond meal mixture and mix together.

Divide dough in two and form into desired shape by hand. Smooth edges with knife or spoon. (You may need to place your knife or spoon under hot running water to help mold the dough.)

Bake for 15 minutes. Remove and take blunt handle of spoon or other small rounded instrument and make small depressions in the surface every inch or so. Brush surface with remaining olive oil and sprinkle some sea salt on top.

Return to oven additional 15 minutes.

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