Focaccia

Focaccia is an Italian staple, It’s a wonderfully versatile bread that can be topped with an almost anything you want!

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focaccia
Recipe AuthorAlice Cameron
Date7 June 2019
People4
MachineManual Mode
Preparation time 18 Minutes 30 Seconds
Rest time 10 Minutes
Cooking time 20 Minutes
Total time 48 Minutes 30 Seconds

Focaccia is a traditional Italian flatbread which originated in Ancient Rome. The dough is made in the same way as pizza dough but it is considerably thicker. Before baking little indents are made on the surface of the dough, either by hand or with the end of a wooden spoon. These indents give focaccia its iconic dimpled look.

It can be flavoured with many different things like rosemary (Focaccia al rosmarino), olives, potatoes or fried onions. An important thing to remember with focaccia is to not skimp on the extra virgin! Extra virgin olive oil is traditionally drizzled over both before and after baking!

Other great focaccia toppings include; cherry tomatoes, cheese or herbs like basil. Focaccia can also be topped with mozzarella and passata, making it a focaccia pizza!

The great thing about focaccia is that you can really customize it and add anything you want! Our recipe is easy, quick, vegan and absolutely delicious. Homemade focaccia is simply heavenly.

Once slightly cooled roughly cut up and serve as a side to dishes like pasta or risotto. It is also great on an antipasto board with some nice meats, cheeses and balsamic vinegar for dipping. It’s also a wonderful bread for sandwiches!

Ingredient list

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Water 250ml
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Salt 10g

Step nr: 1 - Line a baking tray with baking parchment

Preparation time 1 Minute
Total time 1 Minute

Line a large baking tray with baking parchment.

Step nr: 2 - Add instant yeast and flour

Ingredient list for step nr: 2

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Plain Flour 500gram
Preparation time 2 Minutes
Total time 2 Minutes

Add instant yeast and flour to a large bowl and stir well.

Step nr: 3 - Add salt and oil

Ingredient list for step nr: 3

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Salt 10gram
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Preparation time 1 Minute
Total time 1 Minute

Add salt and oil and stir well.

Step nr: 4 - Add water

Ingredient list for step nr: 4

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Water 250milliliter
Preparation time 5 Minutes
Total time 5 Minutes

Gradually add the water, mixing well to form a soft dough.

Step nr: 5 - Knead the dough

Preparation time 5 Minutes
Total time 5 Minutes

On a floured work surface knead the dough until smooth and elastic. As we have used instant yeast the dough can be used immediately and does not need to rise.

Step nr: 6 - Pre-heat the oven

TimeNo times for this step
Temperature200 Degrees Celsius

Preheat oven to 200˚C

Step nr: 7 - Flatten the dough onto the tray

Preparation time 2 Minutes
Total time 2 Minutes

Flatten the dough onto the tray, pushing the dough to the corners.

Step nr: 8 - Drizzle with oil

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Preparation time 1 Minute
Total time 1 Minute

Drizzle a generious amount of extra virgin olive oil over the dough and make little indents on the surface with your fingers.

Step nr: 9 - Add olives

Ingredient list for step nr: 9

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Green olives 100gram
Preparation time 1 Minute
Total time 1 Minute

Press the olives into the dough.

Step nr: 10 - Bake

Cooking time 20 Minutes
Total time 20 Minutes
Temperature200 Degrees Celsius

Bake for 20 minutes, or until evenly golden-brown

Step nr: 11 - Drizzle with oil

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Preparation time 30 Seconds
Total time 30 Seconds

Once cooked, remove the focaccia from the oven and drizzle some extra olive oil over the top.

Step nr: 12 - Leave the focaccia to cool

Rest time 10 Minutes
Total time 10 Minutes

Leave the focaccia to cool for about 10 minutes, then cut into squares and enjoy!

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