Sunday, August 25, 2013

18 Gluten Free Focaccia de Recco - Global Street Food #SundaySupper

Hey everyone! This week we're doing a theme set on global street food! I wanted to take an Italian recipe called Focaccia de Recco and make it gluten free. For those who don't know, focaccia is a type of thin bread traditionally found in Italy. The variation on this one is that it is filled with soft cow's milk cheese. Traditionally a Stracchino cheese is used, but I find that any soft cow's milk cheese will work in the recipe.

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Gluten Free Focaccia de Recco

Prep Time 15 minutes
Bake Time 12 minutes

3/4 cup sweet rice flour
1/4 cup tapoica starch
1/2 cup almond flour
1/4 tsp xantham gum
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup and 3 tbsp water
1/2 lb soft cow's milk cheese


Preheat the oven to 550F. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil and oil it.

In a bowl, mix the flours, gum and oil together until well combined. Add in the water and stir until a dough forms and you can shape it into a ball. Separate the ball in half, and roll each half within 1/8 inch thickness between two sheets of parchment paper. Transfer the sheet to the baking pan. 

Cube the cheese, and place on top of the dough sheet.

Roll out the other half of the dough, making it slightly larger than the previous. Lay it over top the cheese, and press on the edges to seal them. Drizzle more olive oil over top, and bake in the oven for 12 minutes. Cut and serve warm.


  1. Well, two of my favorite things all in one (bread + cheese) - I definitely need you to pass me a slice!

  2. Bread stuffed with cheese? Sounds amazing!

  3. Thanks! Its definitely a tasty and easy dish to make!

  4. Paula @ Vintage KitchenAugust 25, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    I always like your take on starchy recipes, and filled with cheese is even better!

  5. Thanks! Who doesn't love starch and bread!

  6. Look at the crispy yummy edges. Oh, I would love this!!

  7. I love focaccia but I like your version better. Cheese in the center? Yes please!

  8. Oh, this sounds so good. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Bobbi's Kozy KitchenAugust 25, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Bread + cheese, how can you go wrong? Fantastic!

  10. That looks like cheesy bread goodness--perfect for me! :-9

  11. Why have I not had foccacia this way before?! It looks great! Bet it tastes great too!

  12. Mmmm, cheesy bread! This looks delicious, T.R.!

  13. I know right! It's like cheese stuffed crust without the rest of the pizza!

  14. Sarah | Curious CuisiniereAugust 25, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Can't go wrong with bread and cheese! This sounds so yummy!

  15. This sounds amazing!! I love foccacia and cheesy bread. Perfect :)

  16. I am continually amazed at how you can transform a regular bread or recipe to gluten-free. Lots of happy people out there because of you. Now they can have this awesome cheesy focaccia. Well done!

  17. Thank you! After you've done it for long enough you get a better idea of what flours work well together, and how much gum is needed for a recipe. For this one I use just as much gum is needed to help bind the dough together.