Focaccia is famous Italian flat bread. This bread is usually seasoned and topped with onion, tomato, olive, rarely meat, and cheese. The most popular toppings are herbs like rosemary, oregano, and thyme. The dough of focaccia is very similar to pizza dough. Focaccia is usually eaten accompanied by olive oil and/or balsamic vinegar. In Italy, people eat focaccia on Christmas Eve for good luck. Focaccia is perfect for sandwiches, either cold or warm. Focaccia dough can be used for pizza dough, bread for the Panini, or sometimes for sweet sandwich.
Ingredients:- 2-3/4 cup All-purpose Flour
1 tsp Kosher Salt
1 tsp Sugar
1 tbsp dry Active Yeast
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp onion Flakes
1 tsp dry Thyme
1 tsp dry Oregano
1 tsp Black Pepper, ground
1 tbsp Olive oil
1 cup Water, warm
-- For Topping
1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
4 tbsp Parmesan Cheese,
grated 2 tbsp Pecorino Romano cheese,
grated 1 Tomato,
sliced 8-10 Black Olives,
sliced 1 tsp red Pepper Flakes
1 tsp Herbes De Provence
Method:- 1. Mix flour, salt, sugar, yeast, thyme, oregano, pepper, garlic powder, onion flakes in large bowl.
2. Add warm water and olive oil. Mix well until dough pull together.
3. On floured surface, knead the dough until smooth and elastic.
4. Put the dough in lightly greased bowl. Coat dough with little oil and cover with a damp cloth.
5. Let the dough rise for 25-30 minutes in warm place.
6. Preheat oven at 450 degree. Punch the dough for 2-3 times after 25 minutes.
7. Grease baking sheet. Place dough on baking sheet, so that its thickness is around 1-inch.
8. Brush olive oil on top of dough. 9. Sprinkle some salt, Parmesan cheese, Pecorino Romano cheese , herbes de provonce, red pepper flakes, tomato slices, and olive slices. Make sure to remove tomato seeds.
9. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
10. Serve warm or room temperature with olive oil and balsamic vinegar on side. Enjoy...
Submitted by Vegetarian Medley on Fri, 07/09/2010 - 10:39