Thursday, 12 June 2014

Stuffed Veggie Flax Foccacia

Some experiments in the kitchen leave you astounded and some disappointed. My day at the kitchen today was rather very interesting and the results definitely left me astounded. I had bought a pack of organic Flax seeds for a bread and the opened pack was lying since then. I knew I had to use it up soon as it did not come very cheap and so started looking for options to use it up. All recipes either used it as a egg substitute or simply as a topping for breads and muffins. I wanted to do something different which is when I came across this simple Flax bread recipe. It seemed quite bland and distasteful at the look of it and so I decided to give it a makeover. Voila! What it looked initially and what it turned out to be. I made it as a small batch and really regret as there is hardly any left for my dinner. The best part is you can have as many as you want and not worry about those carbs and feel light and energetic even after gobbling up a good 4-5 wedges. Play with the stuffing and recreate it with anything of your choice and you and your family can happily stay and eat healthy!

1 cup golden flaxseeds (you can use any variety)
3 eggs
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 cup water
Scant 1/4 cup olive oil
1-2 tsp stevia or regular sugar
Salt to taste
For the stuffing
1/2 cup diced assorted veggies (carrots, bell peppers, peas, corn)
1 medium onion finely chopped
1 tsp garlic salt (you can use crushed garlic and salt separately)
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp parsley
Few pieces of Feta cheese
Handful of sliced olives
1 tsp olive oil

In a pan, dry roast the flaxseeds and grind to a fine powder. Keep aside.
Now, heat 1 tsp olive oil in a pan and fry the onion till translucent. Add the assorted veggies and fry till just cooked. Add the seasonings and remove from heat. Let it cool.
In a bowl, beat the eggs lightly and keep aside. Mix the flaxmeal, baking powder, salt, and sugar in another bowl. Add the beaten eggs, oil, and water and mix well. Now add the sautéed veggies and the rest of the ingredients and mix well. 
Take a ceramic or glass flat dish and lightly grease it. Spread the batter on to the prepared dish evenly with a spatula. Arrange a few olive slices on the top and let it sit for 3-5 minutes.

Meanwhile, start pre heating the oven at 200 degree celsius even before you transfer the batter to the baking dish. Bake in the pre heated oven for 20 minutes till the top is slightly golden and feels firm. Serve hot with a condiment of your choice or simple sour cream.

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