Focacia

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Focacia is a very tasty bread, seasoned with olive oil, herbs, onion and any other flavors of vegetables like olives. You can enjoy the focacia with your favorite sou. This recipe is inspired by the Three Cheese Focacia Recipe by Emeril Lagasse and the Focacia recipe from the book “Kitchen Library: Baking” by Parragon Books.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for greasing
  • 350 g all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 sachet (1/4 ounce) active-dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 250 ml hot water (about 110 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • For the topping:
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp thyme leaves

Method:

  • Sieve the flour and salt 
  • Using a mixer or blender whisk the yeast, sugar and warm water 
  • Add the flour and salt and run the mixer on low speed till the dough comes together
  • Pour in the olive oil and mix on medium speed till the dough comes away from the sides of the mixer
  • Turn the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead again for about 5 minutes
  • Grease a baking tray with olive oil and place the dough in the greased bowl. Leave in a warm place for 1-1 1/2 hours or until the dough has doubled in size
  • After 1 1/2 hours, knead the dough for 1-2 minutes, to knock it back
  • Place the dough in the baking tray and push your fingers into the dough to create a dimpled effect
  • To make the topping, sprinkle the onions, drizzle the olive oil over the top and sprinkle with sea salt and thyme leaves
  • After adding the topping, cover and leave to rise for 30 minutes
  • Preheat the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or until the Focacia turns golden brown

Slice the bread into pieces and enjoy 🙂

 

 

 

 

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