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Monday 26 October 2015

Focaccia Bread : Low Carb and Gluten Free

Low carb foccacia bread |

I've only just recently come across this very nice "low carb, wheat free, gluten free, sugar free focaccia bread". It's a recipe idea Libby first suggested quite a while ago now ... as she says "add plenty of olives, rosemary and salt on top. Slice thinly, or even toast." ... I'm sure you will enjoy it.

½ cup coconut flour
5 tbs psyllium husk
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp Himalayan salt
4 eggs
1 cup boiling water

Place the coconut flour, psyllium husks, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl and stir until combined.
Add the eggs and mix. The mixture will be a very firm 'play-dough' like consistency so don't work it too hard at this point.
Add the cup of boiling water and mix until thoroughly combined.
Form into a focaccia shape and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Using a sharp knife, make diagonal cuts through the dough, sprinkle with plenty of salt, rosemary and place olives on top of the dough.
Bake at 180C for 25-30 minutes. It is cooked when the centre is no longer 'spongy'.
Serve hot with butter, cold with cheese, avocado slices, tomatoes, labna, etc.

Psyllium husk 100% fibre and once added to water, swell and thicken. This property is used to thicken foods, added to gluten-free baking where it binds moisture and help make breads less crumbly, and as a laxative, it can help maintain a healthy digestive tract, help maintain gut flora, and remove toxins. Add some to your coconut muesli to increase fibre intake. Always drink plenty of fluids when taking psyllium, as the husks will swell and absorb liquids from your gut as it transits through.

Nutrition Information and more at Libby's 'Ditch The Carbs' Blog here

Hope you may make and enjoy this Low Carb, Gluten Free Focaccia Bread Recipe.

Looking for another gluten free loaf? Then why not try this lovely Rosemary and Thyme one.

All the best Jan


Lisa said...

Bread, how I love it!
This looks very tempting indeed.
Lisa x

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the bread does look yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Jo said...

It's great to have so many recipes for those who have food intolerance. I remember the mum of a couple of Daniel's friends, they were twins, would always bring food to parties for them as there was usually nothing they could eat. I don't think it has to be that way at all these days, there's so many lovely recipes that even those without the allergies would be happy eating them.

Lowcarb team member said...

... very tempting indeed, now let me cut you a slice ... virtually speaking of course!!

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

... yes, very yummy... and tastes extra special with 'plenty of olives, rosemary and salt on top.'

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

... I think these days most people are far more aware that there are certain foods that people just cannot eat, be it for health, allergy reasons etc.

I know if I have friends / family coming over who do have particular food needs I do my best to include them when preparing - cooking the food.

All the best Jan