Gluten and lactose free focaccia

The summer is on its way and sunny days ask for wine, tapas and focaccia’s! Turns out that the supermarkets don’t sell a gluten and lactose free focaccia! So I decided to make my own. I found the original recipe on the BBC website and is actually used in ‘The Great British Bake off’. I have no idea what the judges on that show said about it, but I love it and consider this recipe a true success. Hopefully you do too!

Ingredients for 2 focaccia’s:

  • 500 gr. white bread mix
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 sachets of yeast (7 gr. per sachet)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 400 ml. cold water
  • olive oil (for drizzling)
  • fine sea salt
  • Optional: rosemary, thyme and olives

Place the white bread mix, salt, yeast, olive oil and 300ml of water into a large bowl. Gently stir with a wooden spoon or dive into it using your hands (it gets really sticky) to form a dough then knead the dough in the bowl for five minutes, gradually adding the remaining water.

Stretch the dough into the bowl and keep tucking the sides back into the center. Continue this process for about 5 minutes.

Place the dough onto an oiled work surface and keep kneading for 5 more minutes. Put it back into the bowl, cover it with a clean tea towel and let it rise for at least half an hour.

Cover two baking sheets with parchment paper. Grab the dough and divide into two pieces. Place a piece on every baking sheet and flatten each portion. Don’t forget to push the corners. Let the dough rise for another hour.

Pre heat the oven to 220 C / 425 F. Drizzle the focaccia’s with oil, sea salt, rosemary, thyme and olive (I just pressed the olives into the focaccia a bit). Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. When they are finished drizzle some more olive oil on them and enjoy them while they are still hot/warm.

I am curious to see what kind of focaccia variations you come up with!

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Carlijn is een ervaringsdeskundige als het op overleven met een gluten- EN lactose-intolerantie aankomt.

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