Friday, March 11, 2011

Rosemary Focaccia

Also known as Italian flat bread, Focaccia is one of my personal favorite. You can mix and match different ingredients and come up with something spectacular.  I got to work again with my favorite herb- rosemary and my whole house smelt so good after baking this :)


Ingredients-
3 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp dry yeast
luke warm water
olive oil
1 small red onion (sliced)
3-4 garlic cloves (crushed and chopped fine)
rosemary leaves
salt (1/2 tsp)
5-6 Black olives (optional)

Preparation-
  • Sift the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add in the yeast.
  • Pour in warm water, crushed/chopped garlic, olive oil and knead the dough on a lightly floured surface (for good 10 minutes)
  • The dough should be smooth and elastic.
  • Once done, place the dough in a greased bowl and cover it with a damp tea towel.
  • Leave it in a warm place for an hour till it doubles in volume.
  • After an hour (when the dough has doubled up), punch the air and knead the dough again for 2-3 minutes.
  • Roll out the dough to a large circle (about 1 cm thick)and transfer to a greased baking tray.
  • Brush the dough generously with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle the sliced onions, chopped rosemary and some salt on the dough (generally sea salt is used- I just used the regular salt) - Press them gently on the dough so that they stick and get embedded.
  • Using a finger, make deep indentations in the dough- stick the black olives in a pattern.
  • Cover the dough with a plastic wrap and leave it to rise for 30 minutes. 
  • After 30 minutes, when the dough has risen a bit, pop it in a preheated oven and bake it for 25-30 minutes (220 degree celsius)
  • Serve warm with salad/soup.




13 comments:

  1. Your bread looks gorgeous, especially with the pattern of olives. I might have to tr this. the only problem is that if you make it, you have to eat it, and my husband and shouldn't eat all that bread!

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  2. Looks SOOOOOO yummalicious! Love it!

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  3. Focaccia looks super fabulous,definitely a flavourful bread..

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  4. It looks awesome.. I liked the toppings!! Thnx for sharing.

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  5. looks Gorgeous and I also like roesemary..Bookmarked..

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  6. greatttttttt it looks, the very bread i have been planning to try for some time now !

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  7. That is one gorgeous focaccia!

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  8. So cute and yummy!!

    First time here u have wonderful space and nice dishes !!! Glad to follow u !!

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  9. I love rosemary flatbread...yours looks truly authentic and tasty!

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  10. I love it! It looks gorgeous and yes, I'm sure the house was smelling ridonkulously awesome!!!!! Mmm, dip that in some oil and balsamic.... yum!

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  11. such an adorable pic and i join you in your rosemary delite!

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