Whole Wheat Yeastless Focaccia = Happiness

This stuff is amazing. It's SO GOOD!! Seriously 45 min from when you start you have hot fresh bread and it makes the house smell delicious! Make it for someone special tonight and they will think you were slaving away all day :) I found it over at Food for Laughter. Go check her out, she ROCKS, tons of good chow :)

So this makes a good amount of bread, and I know what you are thinking... If you live alone or with others and just can't be trusted with a bunch of hot bread (yup that's me... can't trust me, I'll eat it all), you can easily half this recipe, just put half the beer in and drink the other half (no losers here!). I made the whole recipe, shared some with my house mate, then brought a bunch into work. Sharing is a good thing :)

OH and this is the bread for you if you are scared of making bread. All it takes is a little stirring, spread it in a pan, and toss in the oven. My sister loves making things that involve stirring, it's her favorite part! Jen do you hear me?? ALL it takes is stirring! Seriously... stirring!!! That's your favorite :D So go make some!

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.

PS... I know I was supposed to post about humus and baba this week... but between phillips and this bread... it got bumped! Don't worry it will be here next week :D

14 chews:

That does look SO good-- and relatively easy!! Definitely easier than pie :) And any recipe with beer has got to be a winner. I'm so excited to try it!! Maybe this Saturday... I'll let you know how it turns out :) Thanks!!!!!

Natalie said...

This bread looks great, and I love that you used whole wheat flour. I still have your whole wheat pretzels on my list to bake!!

Maggie said...

Beer bread is the best! I love that it'll have extra crust from being baked in the square pan. My husband and I always fight over who eats the ends with all the crust.

Elaine said...

Hi, found you on Foodbuzz! This looks really good and I bet a little bit of black olives wouldn't hurt as well. :D

I've left a little something for you on my blog today. :)

Have a delicious weekend!

Pearl said...

oh that looks incredible!

Donna-FFW said...

Lovely, beer bread is so dleicious, and no yeast, what a winner of a recipe!!

Reeni♥ said...

It looks so thick and yummy!! I love how easy it is!

Laurie said...

I love homemade bread and this looks awesome. The fact that it is so easy is just a bonus. With no yeast, the beer must be the levening agent. Interesting...

Mia said...

whole wheat focaccia?? that might be going too far ;)

Anonymous said...

What a terrific recipe! It sounds really good especially with that beer!

Megan said...

I like the fact that it is whole wheat and I only have to stir it is a bonus. Now...I have to go get some dark beer. I only have light.

Emily said...

Oh gosh I love Focaccia! This looks amazing.

stephchows said...

I'm so excited everyone is loving up this recipe as much as I am!! I hope you all had a chance to make some this weekend, make sure to let me know how it turned out!! So super easy to make, and it's true, more crust for all those crust lovers out there!!!! yum!

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