Stuffed Focaccia Bread

 

Gluten Free Stuffed Focaccia Bread

All credit for the inspiration for this recipe goes to Anna from Just A Mum. When Anna first posted this recipe we started drooling and within hours we had successfully made her recipe into gluten free. There are so any options for the stuffing with this one, I think it would be great as a stuffed pizza bread.

Bread Ingredients 

  • 475g Wholesome Breadmix
  • 2 cups Warm Water
  • 12g Active Dried Yeast
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup Oil
  • 2 tsp Garlic - finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Rosemary, finely chopped
  • extra sea salt and rosemary for topping 

Stuffing Ingredients 

  • 50 grams Feta
  • Handful of Basil Leaves
  • ¼ cup Olives, sliced
  • ½ cup Mozzarella

Note: You can change your stuffing ingredients to your likely, just follow these approximate quantities.


Method

In a cold frying pan add the olive oil, garlic and rosemary and on a low heat simmer until the oil is infused with the flavours, approximately 5-6 minutes

Remove from the heat and set aside to cool, then add to a small bowl.

In a large bowl mix together the breadmix, yeast, honey, salt, water and ¼ cup of the oil, getting most of the garlic.

Tip onto a floured bench and knead for no more than a minute until it comes together and halve the dough

Prepare a large lipped baking tray, or a round 25-30cm spring form cake tin or a cast iron oven proof round skillet/pan by brushing two tablespoons of the prepared oil, getting the remainder of the garlic over the base and up the sides.

On the bench, shape half the dough into the sharp of your pan and carefully place into your pan and push out to cover completely using your finger tips.

Sprinkle your stuffing ingredients on leaving a 2cm area around the edge of the dough.

Shape out your second half of dough and gently place on top of the stuffing ingredients. Pinch together of little holes that may have formed.

Use your finger tips to make small indentations all over the top of the dough.

Brush with the remaining oil, sprinkle with the extra sea salt and rosemary. Leave in a warm place to rise.

Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Once your bread has risen, bake for 20 minutes or until it sounds hollow when tapped.

Allow to cool for 10 minutes before carefully removing and placing on a wire rack.

Serve warm or cold.

Enjoy x