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April Paleo Pen Pals Recipe Take 2: Focaccia Ripiena di Cavolo e Speck (Focaccia Stuffed with Cabbage & Bacon)

Stuffed Focaccia

This is actually the second part to my other post featuring my Paleo Pen Pals recipe. The premise is simple; you are matched up with someone in another location and swap local or interesting ingredients that you are to cook with or give a review on. My pen pal match up this month was with Becky over at Weekend Cavegirl. She sent me a can of wild blueberries which I featured in my Grain Free Berry Clafoutis post along with juniper berries. I decided that I would use the juniper berries in an adaptation of an Italian recipe for stuffed focaccia. I even had to translate the page the original recipe came from!

Focaccia Ripiena di Cavolo e Speck (Focaccia Stuffed with Cabbage & Bacon)

Recipe for pizza dough, doubled
1 medium head of cabbage, cored and sliced into shreds
10 slices of thick-cut bacon, diced
2 tsp juniper berries
4 cups broth
2 tbsp avocado oil
sea salt & pepper to taste
Optional: 1/4 cup of grated pecorino romano

Take the juniper berries and place them in a pan over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and place in a coffee or spice grinder and grind to a powder.

Ground Juniper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Heat up the avocado oil in a large saute pan over medium high heat. Add the cabbage, salt and pepper and saute for a couple of minutes. Add the broth, cover and cook for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. While this is cooking, make the dough. After kneading it, separate into 2 balls like this:

Dough Balls

Spread one ball out into a lightly greased 9×13 baking dish coming all the way up the sides like this:

Dough in dish

Spread the other ball out onto a large piece of parchment like this:


Now back to the cabbage. After the 20 minutes are up, add in the diced bacon and ground juniper.

Cabbage & Bacon

Cook until almost all the liquid is evaporated, about 10-15 minutes. Add in the cheese, if using, and combine well.

Cabbage & Bacon

Add the cabbage mixture to your dough in the dish like this:

Cabbage filled dough

Next take the other dough that’s on the parchment and flip it over onto the top of the dish, pinching the dough together all around the edges like this:

Stuffed Focaccia

Place it in the oven and bake for 45 minutes or until the top is nice and golden brown.

Stuffed Focaccia

Slice and enjoy!

Stuffed Focaccia

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