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Focaccia Bread (Gluten-Free)
In 1994 I was diagnosed with celiac disease, which led me to create Celiac.com in 1995. I created this site for a single purpose: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives. Celiac.com was the first site on the Internet dedicated solely to celiac disease, and since then it has become an invaluable resource to people worldwide who seek information about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.
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I am also co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.
This recipe comes to us from Dawn Baumgartner.
- Prepare the following: Put sugar in water and add yeast, set aside:
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 cup lukewarm water
- 2 ¼ teaspoons Red Star rapid rising dry yeast (1 packet)
- Prepare the following: Whisk 6 ingredients below together and set
- 1 cup rice flour
- ½ cup tapioca flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons xanthan gum
- 1 tablespoon minced onion
- 1 teaspoon fennel seed
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Mix egg and olive oil together (below) and then add the sugar, yeast
water mixture from above:
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Add the flour mix and beat on high for 2 minutes.
- Grease a 10 by 15 jelly roll an or a 9 by 15 flat cake pan with vegetable oil spray.
- Pour the dough into pan and spread (it doesnt really pour - just so you know--get out your favorite Pampered Chef spatula or one that doesnt stick to everything).
- Pour 2 tablespoons olive oil over dough and a dash of onion salt (optional) and the 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese (I generally use more than 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese).
- Cover and let rise 20-25 minutes - Heat oven to 400F - bake for 20-25 minutes.
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