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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Focaccia Bread!!!!!!

I am glad to bake my First Bread: Focaccia Bread.
From long i have been thinking to bake a Bread.I did some search on Internet and came to know that Focaccia is the easiest bread to bake.So thought to give it a try.And yes now i can say "It is a very easy bread to bake and yummy too".You can do lots of version with this, you can have it with any dip of your choice and you can make sandwich out of it, its all your choice.


So here is the recipe of Focaccia bread as this was my first try so being on safer side i make a small size focaccia with ingredient which were available in my Pantry.Traditionally you Need Rosemary seasoning for this but as it was not available at that time in my pantry so i go ahead and tried it with other Seasoning

Ingredients:

All Purpose Flour (Maida) – 2 1/2 cups
Warm Water – Lil less than 1 Cup
Dry Active Yeast – 1 Tsp
Sugar – 1/2 tsp
Salt – 1 tsp
Olive Oil – 3 tbs

Garnish:
What ever is available in your pantry,i used sliced Onion, Slices Jalepeno, basil leaves, Kosher salt

Method:

1. In the mixing bowl mix Warm Water, Yeast and Sugar. Cover and keep for 5-10 mins until foamy.
2. Add Salt, Olive Oil and 2 cups of All Purpose Flour.
3. Knead the dough until the dough comes together,add more flour 1/2 cup at time as needed until dough forms.
4.When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly for about 2-3 minute.
5. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil.Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place,i put it in Oven until doubled in volume, about 1- 1 1/2 hr.
6.Drizzle the baking tray with Olive Oil Place dough ball in pan and press into the bottom into an even rectangle shape.
7. Again cover it and keep in a warm place for 30 min to 1hr.It shld rise a bit now.

Preheat Oven to 425F

8. With your finger, gently make indentations one inch apart all over the dough.
9. In a small bowl, mix 2-3 Tbsp of Olive Oil with Basil leaves(or any other seasoning,good if you have rosemary), Sliced Onion, Sliced Jalapeno.
10. Spread the Oil mixture over the top of the risen dough. Arrange them evenly over the top.Sprinkle some Kosher salt according to your taste.
11. Bake Focaccia for 10 mins and then turn the tray around (change the direction of tray so that bread get baked evenly) and then again bake it for another 10 min.It shld be done by 20 min,if you feel its not done yet keep it for 1-2 more min.
12. Cut it into pieces with the help of pizza cutter or any simple knife and Enjoy it with Olive Oil or any other dip of your choice.

6 comments:

Jumoo said...

That looks so tasty :)

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sowmya's creative saga said...

looks wonderful..

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

ahhhh....love focaccia bread with pastas.....yum...looks wonderful..perfectly baked..
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KSAbe said...

That looks really nice. My first was Cinnamon bread 'cause there's no other ingredient I love more. Any other interesting bread recipes you've come across?

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Lovely and simple focaccia... bookmarking it...
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