Friday, January 25, 2013

Socca - Gluten Free Pan Bread


Adapted from Choices Market

A savoury bread from the South of France.  It is prepared in a pan, preferrably cast iron and is gluten free. Great for making sandwhiches or as a side with a soup or salad. 

Ingredients :

1 cup garbanzo (chickpea) flour
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tbsp fresh rosemary, minced
1 cup warm water
2 tbsp + 1 tbsp oilve oil
1/2 medium red onion, sliced (optional)

Instructions :

1. If using a cast iron pan or iron dish, place in the oven and preheat to 450°F (230°C).

2. In a large bowl, sift garbanzo flour, pepper and salt together. After sifting, add rosemary leaves.

3. Whisk in warm water and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Batter should have the consistency of thick cream.

4. Cover the bowl and let the batter set for at least 30 minutes.

5. Stir sliced onion into the batter (optional)

6. Remove skillet from oven. Add remaining tablespoon of olive oil to the hot pan.

7. Pour batter into pan and bake for 12 – 15 minutes or until the pancake is firm and the edges are set (top may not be browned at this point).

8. Turn on broiler, set socca a few inches below your broiler for 1 – 2 minutes, just long enough to brown it in spots.

9. Cut into wedges and serve warm.

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