Back to baking

Man between looking at houses, putting in offers, going to the wedding dinner tasting, oh and did I mention my parents were in town too for it?? Yup they made it OUT of DC just in time before they were hit with 2 feet... getting back was the issue though! They were suppose to fly home sunday... yeah that didn't happen. Two canceled flights later they were finally home and are now snowed in even more!! Another foot yesterday anyone?? CRAZY!!! I told them they should live up north like me where we don't get crazy snow like that :D

With all that craziness I didn't bake again this weekend... let alone cook! We seriously ate out lunch and dinner every night... oh and did I mention I also had my wedding dress fitting? Yup no working out, eating like mad... now lets go try a dress on! Who the hell made this appointment... oh wait it was me...



Anyway... in celebration of my parents getting back to DC... but now being snowed in and without a large variety of things to eat.. I bring you whole wheat yeastless foccacia bread! Mom IM'ed me today and said... we don't have bread... but we want to make some.. oh and we don't have yeast. Well mom I have the perfect bread for you!!


Whole Wheat Yeastless Focaccia
recipe by: Food for Laughter slightly adapted by me

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
2 T raw sugar ( I used 1Tbs splenda blend)
1 tsp salt (I used a little less of Kosher salt)
1 T baking powder
1/2 tsp dried oregano and thyme leaves I bet red pepper flakes would be good too! (I added this in my version)
1 (12 oz) bottle dark beer (I used Yuengling Black and Tan)
1/4 cup water
2-3 T olive oil
1/4 to 1/2 tsp dried oregano (I also added thyme leaves)
1/4 tsp salt (I used large grain sea salt)

~ Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat an 8X8 baking pan with cooking spray. (Next time I'm going to use a bigger pan and spread it thinner, the top crust was my favorite part... I want more of it next time :) )
~ Stir together the flours, raw sugar, 1 tsp salt, baking powder, and spices.
~ Pour in the beer and the water, and stir until just combined.
~ Spread the dough into the baking pan.
~ Drizzle the olive oil across the top of the dough.
~ Sprinkle the dough with the oregano and 1/4 tsp salt.
~ Bake for 30 minutes - until a toothpick inserted in the center emerges clean.
~ Serve warm, sliced from the pan, and dipped in olive oil and herbs...

Be prepared to have to hide this so you don't eat the whole thing.

16 chews:

Oh, we'll definitely try this one. Looks great . . . and anything with dark beer in it MUST be amazing.

Stephanie said...

Sounds great. How sweet of you to find a recipe for your mom. Peace, Stephanie

Hannah said...

Always curious about yeastless breads- and I have a friend who can't have yeast, so I'll keep this one bookmarked for her. Thanks!

This seems like a great, simple recipe! Can't go wrong with beer as an ingredient. :)

I love this recipe using beer! Can't wait to try it!

Jennifer said...

Ah the beer is a great idea!! Sounds yummy and quick!

Astra Libris said...

Steph, you just made my day!! :-) I am SO honored that you fixed the yeastless focaccia!! I'm so delighted that you enjoyed it!! I love your additions of the herbs inside the bread dough, too - I'm definitely fixing it this way next time! Thank you again for the wonderful honor...

that looks SOOOO good! what was the texture like? and do you think i could use all whole wheat flour?

Mags said...

You are so talented! Yeastless focaccia... who'da thunk it possible? Looks great!

stephchows said...

Glad you are all loving it! The recipe came from astra libris who also commented! Astra this recipe rocks!!

Sarah - the texture isn't totally yeast bread like, it's a bit denser. I haven't tried it all the way whole wheat, if you do maybe add a little vital wheat gluten to help it lift up. Let me know how it goes!

Katie said...

Looks perfect! Foccacia seems like it would already be an excellent yeastless bread since it's fairly flat.

I can't believe I may have missed this on Astra's blog ... the bread looks amazing. Love that you used Yuengling too. Yum!

My cousin and his wife live in DC ... they haven't been to work all week. Its crazy! I hope your parents can dig there way out soon.

I love focaccia! What a great idea to use beer - it looks so rustic and delicious.

I love focaccia! What a great idea to use beer - it looks so rustic and delicious.

I can't believe I may have missed this on Astra's blog ... the bread looks amazing. Love that you used Yuengling too. Yum!

My cousin and his wife live in DC ... they haven't been to work all week. Its crazy! I hope your parents can dig there way out soon.

Stephanie said...

Sounds great. How sweet of you to find a recipe for your mom. Peace, Stephanie

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