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Friday, May 22, 2015

FOCACCIA


FOCACCIA BREAD
This delicious, savory bread pairs well with practically any meal.  My husband likes this tasty bread as a medium for butter!!  Click on the image to view a larger pic.  Hmm, so good!  ALTERNATIVE: I played with this recipe and this time I withheld the cheese and spread the batter on the greased foil, sprinkled the cheese over it and lightly folded it in, but not completely and lightly sprinkled with a bit more cheese.  Oh yum!!  My husband loves this.  For now this makes a great gluten-free low-carb bread substitute. One can even slice each slice in half (horizontally) and then there is more surface for spreading butter.  I will be working on something else as well that will suffice as a good gluten-free bread substitute.

8 oz regular cream cheese, softened (250 g)
4 large eggs
1/cup almond flour (125 mL)
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese (25 mL)
1 tsp crushed garlic (5 mL)
1/tsp baking powder (2 mL)
1/tsp baking soda (2 mL)
1/tsp No Salt, OR salt (1 mL)
1/tsp white pepper (1 mL)
1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese (250 mL)
3/4 tsp Italian herb seasoning (3 mL)
2 tbsp light-tasting olive oil (25 mL)

In food processor, combine cream cheese and eggs; process. Add Gluten-free Bake Mix, almond flour, Parmesan cheese, crushed garlic, baking powder, baking soda, No Salt or salt and white pepper; process.  Stir in Monterey Jack cheese. (Sometimes I process it in; not sure which is the best way yet.)

Line a jelly roll pan with foil or parchment paper.  Spray with nonstick cooking spray.  Carefully spread batter over the pan, leaving a 1-inch (2.5 cm) border free  of batter around the perimeter.  Sprinkle with Italian herb seasoning.  Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven 25 to 30 minutes, or until turning brown.  Use a pastry brush (or clean paint brush used for kitchen purposes only) to spread the oil evenly on the baked bread.  Slice into 4 sections vertically and into 3 sections horizontally.  Serve while warm, if possible.

Helpful Hints:  This bread is rich and filling.  I can only have 2 slices tops.  It is definitely self-limiting. 


Yield:   12 servings
1 serving
215.0 calories
9.2 g protein
18.1 g fat

3.3 g net carbs



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