So, I made some cheesy bread…

Cheese bread A

But not just any cheesy bread; this is gluten-free cheesy bread. Hear me out. Ok, I LOVE cheesy bread, but I deprive myself, since it’s not exactly, well, healthy. Make no mistake, I’m not over here reinventing the wheel; this is not a low-cal or fat-free dish by any stretch of the imagination. But for those watching their gluten intake, this is definitely a viable replacement for the original.

Perfection!
Perfection!

There’s something else: the base for this cheesy bread actually plays double-duty as a PIZZA CRUST. Yep, it’s perfect as the cornerstone of a saucy, cheesy culinary delight – it’s firm enough to handle cheese, sauce and toppings, but still soft and delicious. The cherry on the top is that it’s super easy to make.

TO MAKE

What you’ll need:

  • ½ cup of coconut flour
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1 tsp each of garlic powder, onion powder and oregano (or Italian seasoning)
  • ¼ cup of shredded or grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup shredded cheese (I used a mixture of cheddars)
  • 1 tbsp butter

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400⁰F
  2. Prepare pan: I used a cookie sheet and lined it with parchment paper, and then lightly sprayed the paper with high-heat cooking spray.
  3. Beat the eggs with the water until combined.
  4. Add your seasonings (garlic, etc.) and mix well. Eggy
  5. Sift coconut flour (or just crush the lumps with your fingers) and whisk into the egg mixture.
  6. Add the parmesan cheese.
  7. Once everything is mixed, you may need to let the dough sit for a couple of minutes to allow the flour to soak up excess liquid. If it’s too thick, on the other hand, you can add water a tablespoon at a time until you’re happy with the consistency.
  8. Spread the dough onto the prepared pan, making two 8-inch rounds.
  9. Bake for 11-15 minutes, until the edges are slightly browned and the center is set.
  10. Pull out and let sit for 2 minutes or so.

    It might look a little light at this point. That's okay, since it's going back into the oven.
    It might look a little light at this point. That’s okay, since it’s going back into the oven.
  11. Then, using a pastry brush, lightly brush the tops with butter.
  12. Sprinkle ¼ cup of cheese evenly on each round.
  13. Stick it back into the oven and set the oven to BROIL.
  14. As soon as your cheese melts and gets bubbly, pull the pan out of the oven.
  15. Let rest until the cheese sets a bit, and then slice into strips with pizza wheel.
  16. Serve with marinara sauce.
Mouth-wateringly gooey, cheesy goodness!
Mouth-wateringly gooey, cheesy goodness!

 

 

 

potato
Sorry for the potato quality – I was really excited to taste my bread!
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