How to Bake Foccacia...So Simple...so Italian 🇮🇹

by Sonia Fares/سونيا فارس /Соня фарис

And so versatile. the result was amazing from the first time. Serve as special bread or topped with cheese, olives and herbs, sausages..or cold as a desert topped with creme and fruits etc..

Supplies

  • 400 Grams Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 50 Milliliters Olive oil + more for basting
  • 1 Tablespoon Instant yeast
  • 280 Milliliters Luke Warm water
  • 4 Pepperoncini
  • 4 Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Rosemary
  • 1 Tablespoon Coarse salt for after baking
  • 1 Cup Olive oil to flavour with garlic etccc...
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    I like to flavor the oil but it is up to each person to go beyond the basic recipe. I like to add garlic, pepperoncini (chili) and rosemary.

    Step 2

    Also one can strain the oil or use all in the dough???? But may b the first time leave basic and simple

    Step 3

    50 ml olive oil

    Step 4

    Instant yeast. One envelope of 11g it 1 TBsp

    Step 5

    280 ml tepid warm water

    Step 6

    Dry ingredients: Flour 400g + 1 TBsp instant yeast + 1 TBsp sugar + 1 Tsp salt

    Step 7

    Put all dry ingredients mix

    Step 8

    Add oil and water and mix well with a spoon or by hand. Knead well (10 mins) Or 5 mins if using a free standing mixer,

    Step 9

    At this point I changed the bowl into a heavy glass one. The dough is so sticky the light one was sliding in all directions. Baste with olive oil. Cover with a cling film. Leave in a warm place.

    Step 10

    The dough after 1hr or more. Put 1 TBsp olive oil on the baking tray. Here I am using a rectangle baking sheet. 38x26cm

    Step 11

    Put on the oven 200C

    Step 12

    Put 1 TBsp on the baking sheey

    Step 13

    Prepare olive oil, flour, because the dough is very sticky. Also prepare kosher salt, and rosemary to put on the top

    Step 14

    Fold in the dough few times without really kneading.

    Step 15

    Step 16

    Transfer to the baking sheet

    Step 17

    I like to chop the rosemary

    Step 18

    Step 19

    Spread the dough by hand as above. You can give it the shape you desire

    Step 20

    Bake for 30 mins

    Step 21

    The focaccia baked

    Step 22

    A close up. Baste with some more olive oil sprinkle the salt. Cut and serve

    Step 23

    Step 24