Rosemary and garlic give this soft fathead Focaccia it’s distinct authentic Italian flavor. Focaccia is an all seasons food. Who wouldn’t want a soft and still warm slice of Focaccia with a bowl of comforting winter soup or served along with a summer salad.
The dough is completely grain and gluten free,it is also yeast free which means the recipe is super quick as we don’t need to wait for the dough to prove. I’ve written a blog post on the basic fat head dough recipe, that I use. If you need some step by step instructions and tips on how to work with this dough head over there. To make the Focaccia soft and fluffy, I like to add an extra tablespoon of cream cheese to the dough.
TIPS ON MAKING KETO FOCACCIA
For fat head dough, I like to grate my own mozzarella, to reduce the carb count of the recipe, as already grated mozzarella is covered in starch to prevent it from sticking together. I mostly use a block of 250g mozzarella and grate it by hand. You can grate larger amounts of mozzarella at once, measure 250g portions and freeze the cheese in freezer bags.
I use organic extra fine almond flour for this recipe. This flour is a lot finer then regular almond flour, it also is defatted. That means some of the almond oil has been removed in the refining process. If you can not find this type of almond flour you can use regular almond flour or blanched ground almonds but your dough might be slightly softer and more difficult to work with. You can add an extra 1/4 cup of almond flour/ground almonds to the recipe, to give stability to the dough.
The dough can be really hot and slightly sticky. To make the dough easier to work with, let the dough rest for a few minutes before kneading it. This allows the cheese to cool down a little and harden a wee bit, resulting in a nice smooth dough that’s not too sticky or too hot.
I made two smaller Focaccia from this recipe but you can also make one large Focaccia for sharing.
- Pre heat oven at 180°c.
- Line a baking sheet or cake tin with baking paper.
- In a bowl melt mozzarella and cream cheese in the microwave.
- Add egg, baking powder and almond flour.
- Use a fork or spoon to mix everything together.
- Wait a few minutes so the cheese can cool down and firm up a bit before you knead the dough.
- Knead until you have a smooth dough.
- Either roll out the dough and place it on the lined sheet or press the dough into your cake tin.
- Mix olive oil or melted butter with garlic and salt.
- Brush the rolls with olive oil or melted butter.
- Place olives on top of the Focaccia.
- Sprinkle some rosemary strings.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.
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