Now, I must apologize for some of the pictures. My kitchen has very little light so the pictures aren't great. Sorry!
The first recipe is flax focaccia. Her recipe is here. I did change 2 things. 1) I didn't add any agave nectar 2) I used only 1/4 cup of oil (not 1/3). I used Bob's Red Mill flax meal for this recipe.
I lined the pan that came with my Japanese oven with parchment paper.
This how it looks like once I cut it up. This "bread" is great. I usually toast a piece and then put 2 sunny side up eggs on it for breakfast. It is super filling!
The next recipe I tried was the vanilla cupcakes. This uses all coconut flour. These are to die for!!! The recipe is here. I used Bob's Red Mill Coconut flour (which sadly isn't in Japan so I had to have a friend send me some-totally worth it!). I didn't use agave in these either. I used honey since I had some on hand. I made both cupcakes and a loaf. I found that using parchment liners for the muffin tin and a strip of parchment on the bottom of the loaf pan is VERY important. This is how they looked once the came out of the oven.
Honestly...these are some of the best things I have ever eaten. They are moist and very cake like. I was really shocked at how good these are considering it is just coconut flour, eggs and a few other things. I will be using the recipe as a base and will be adding things like chocolate chips, nuts etc.
Tonight I made pizza! Now, I don't remember where I found this recipe as I just wrote it down. I will warn you that if you are looking for an exact copy of a regular wheat filled crust..this isn't for you. It isn't crust in the traditional sense but it is gluten free, lower carb and I think very good. And even my husband likes it.
1/3 cup coconut flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
1/3 cup flax meal (I used Bob's Red Mill)
1/2 cup of some kind of milk ( I used unsweetened regular almond milk)
Cooked toppings of your choice.
I mixed the coconut flour, flax meal and herbs (I used an Italian mix-not sure how much but I did find more is better to cover up the slightly coconut flavor) in a big bowl. In a smaller bowl, I mixed the eggs and milk. Then I poured the milk and egg mixture into the flour mixture. I mixed really well. Then, on a parchment lined pan, I scooped out the mixture using a 1/2 cup measuring cup and made 4 shapes (can't really call them circles). I made them fairly thin as they do rise. Then I put them in an oven preheated to 350 degrees F or 180C. First bake them for 10 minutes. Take them out and flip them (which is why making 4 smaller pizzas is much easier than 1 big one). Then the recipe says to bake for another 10 minutes but this time I baked them for 15 to try to make the crust a bit "crispier".
While they were baking, I cooked mushrooms, onions, ham and bacon and prepared some cheese. Once the crusts are done, take them out, add your pizza sauce and cooked toppings and of course...cheese! Pop them back in the oven under the broiler until the cheese is melted. Yummy!
I am totally loving cooking and baking! I hope you give these a try! If you do, let me know how you liked them!