Focaccia is one of my favorite Italian Breads! You can bake it in no time. Tons of herbs and toppings, gives you tons of flavour. A wonderfully easy recipe, i usually end up making Focaccia and Soup when my husband’s not home for dinner (which is almost everyday, not that i’m complaining) or when I’m too lazy to cook!
A big bowl of Tomato Basil soup and a Focaccia all to myself… gives me a great sense of comfort.
Here’s the recipe. You will need:
- 250 gms Refined
- 5 gms Salt
- 5 gms Sugar
- 1 gm Improver
- 7 gms Fresh Yeast
- 15 ml Olive
- 150 ml Water
Salt as per taste
- Freshly cracked Black Pepper
- Toppings (any topping will do – sun dried tomatoes/dried veggie mix/onions/olives/jalapenos/dried garlic/caramelized onions etc. This completely depends on your taste and how experimental you want to be with your bread). I go wild when i cook 😉
- Sieve the refined flour, salt and improver together.
- Dissolve the yeast and sugar in water and make a dough. Rest the dough for 10 mins.
- Add oil (you can even use garlic oil, gives it a great flavour) to the dough and knead with the help of knock back process. Cover and keep aside for proving.
- Lift the dough ball and place on a greased and dusted pan.
- Now, dock the dough with oily hands and press them towards the corners, just how we make a fresh pizza.
- Add herbs like rosemary, fresh oregano, chopped basil, thyme, chilly flakes or any herb of your choice.
- Add toppings – I used the dry vegetable mix that got from Turkey. You can read my blog and you’ll know which one i’m talking about.
- Add Kosher salt and crack some pepper on top. Bake in a pre heated oven at 175°C for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Finish it with a drizzle of extra virgin Olive Oil, cut into wedges and serve warm.
Focaccia makes a great bread for sandwiches. You can even serve it as a starter with some Hung Curd and Cheese dip at your party. Load it with cheese and broil till the cheese melts and… your cheesy pizza is ready, one to die for. I’m telling ya.. be careful!
Hope you will try out the recipe and leave your comments. After all, blogging is all about learning from new people, new experiences, everyday.