Gluten Free Focaccia Bread for The Great Bloggers Bake Off

It's week two of the Great Bloggers Bake Off and this week, following the theme of the weekly shows prompts, we have been asked to post up a bread recipe! I was slightly worried about this challenge as making gluten and dairy free bread is notorious for being a bit hit and miss!

Anyway, I rose to the challenge (and thankfully so did my dough!) and here is my finished Caramelised Red onion , Garlic and Thyme gluten free focaccia bread:

How to make it: 1 Loaf
Some butter for greasing
450g white bread flour (I used a self raising flour as shop had sold out!)Self raising flour
2 tsp dried yeast (I use Alison's dried active yeast)
2 tsp Caster sugar
350ml warm soya milk
2 eggs beaten
1 garlic clove finely chopped
rock salt
cracked black pepper
Olive oil ( I used a garlic infused oil )

Caramelised Onion:
50g butter
2 small red onions sliced
Thyme (4-5 sprigs)

First make your onions by popping them into a pan with some butter, add the thyme and gently heat the onion until it is soft and caramelised. Remove this from the heat and cool until you need it.

Grease a tin and line with baking paper.

Sift your flour into a bowl. In a separate bowl mix the yeast, sugar and warm milk leaving it to stand for 10-15 minutes at room temperature until frothy. Mix your eggs into the same bowl and add the mixture to your flour.

Transfer the dough into your tray, pushing it out to the edges. It may be a little runnier than a normal dough so don't panic. Cover with a damp tea towel for 45 minutes until it has doubled in size. Preheat your oven to 180C

Spread your onion and thyme mix onto the dough, pushing down some of your onion and thyme gently with your fingertips.. Cover the top with the garlic, salt and pepper then bake for 30-35 minutes until golden and crusty. You can eat the bread hot or cold. Personally I liked it (almost) straight from the oven!

I really hope you enjoy making this bread if you give it a go. I will say it's best eaten fresh and will not really last until the next day very successfully! But for me at least, it was pretty moreish and even my hubby liked it and he's not fond of onion! Do link up your tasty bakes with Jenny and Helen too!


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Mummy Mishaps said...

ooooooh look at that! i would enjoy eating that as i love those combination of flavours very much. that looks like a great rise too! well done x
thanks for linking up x

Helen said...

I love your flavour combinations & glad that the gluten free bread worked out well for you, it must be very tricky doing bread gluten free.

Hannah Brooker said...

Thanks Jenny i was really pleased with the outcome! Glad it looks appetising to others too! x

Hannah Brooker said...

It is really hard work and i don't enjoy it usually but on this occasion I really had fun baking. Must be the challenge!