Have you ever seen a food photo online and thought to yourself, “I need to eat that!”? That’s how focaccia came into our lives. We didn't grow up eating focaccia, but at some point we saw a photo of it and decided we MUST try it. I am a bread lover through and through if you haven’t noticed, so this incredible savory bread had my name written all over it. Of course, it required creating a recipe that would fit our gluten-free, Top 9 Allergen Free needs. It seemed simple enough so we gave it a whirl and we're so glad we did! This focaccia was an instant hit in our family. Two pans disappeared in a flash.
Not only that, we took this focaccia to an event for samples not stating that it was gluten-free. The comments spoke for themselves. This focaccia was incredible. We even had two guys that went to culinary school eat the samples and couldn’t believe how good it was (still not knowing it was gluten-free). That is how gluten-free and allergy free food should be: good enough for anyone to eat and safe for those with food restrictions. You should be able to make any free from food and confidently feed it to your non food restricted loved ones. We are here to give you all of the tools, mixes, and recipes you need to do just that.
This focaccia is so simple to make and only requires a bowl, spoon and a few ingredients. You can use any spices you prefer for your taste buds to enjoy. It is perfectly airy on the inside and crisp on the outside. Focaccia is a great appetizer or as a side paired with many meals. If you are anything like us, you can also take it as a snack. ;) Our youngest took this focaccia as a snack to a track meet with marinara to dip it in. She wanted more when we got home, that’s how good it is. Go grab our Rustic Scoop™ Pizza Crust Mix so you can make this!
1 Rustic Scoop Pizza Crust Mix
1 teaspoon Active dry yeast
3 Cups Warm water
1 Tablespoon Sweetener of choice
¼ Cup Olive oil
½ Cup Egg whites, 6 Tablespoons Aquafaba (garbanzo bean water), OR powdered egg replacer for 2 eggs
2 teaspoon White vinegar
Preheat oven to 450°F. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a small bowl, combine the warm water, yeast, and sweetener. Gently stir together, then let sit for 5 minutes to proof (the yeast will become foamy). Then, in a large bowl, place the Rustic Scoop™ Pizza Crust Mix and pour the water mixture in and gently stir with a large spoon until barely combined. Next, add the rest of the liquid ingredients and stir until well combined. The dough will be very runny and that’s ok, it will thicken up. Set your dough aside to rise in a warm draft free area or in your oven on the proof setting for an hour.