SPECIAL RECIPES

Italian focaccia

20. November 2020

If you like Italian cuisine, you will definitely enjoy the homemade Italian bread called focaccia. I recommend using Italian plain flour instead of classic plain flour. It does not stick so much, it is denser and there is a difference in taste. Another variant is any organic smooth flour from DM. You can use this Italian bread as a side dish to many dishes, a pizza base or as a sandwich bread.

Ingredients for 3 servings:

  • 500 g plain flour (preferably Italian)
  • 400 ml of water
  • 20 g of fresh yeast
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • Seedless black olives
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • 100 g Cubettini mozzarella (Galbani brand) or grated mozzarella
  • Fresh thyme
  • Oregano
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Method:

  1. First, mix lukewarm water with yeast in a bowl. Put plain flour in a large bowl, add a handful of thyme, oregano, a tablespoon of salt and pour in the water in which we dissolved the yeast. Gradually add water so that a soft dough is formed, it should not be too stiff. Pour olive oil into the bowl so that the dough does not stick and cover the bowl with a cloth and let it stand warm for 20 to 30 minutes so that the dough rises properly.
  2. When the dough rises, place it on a baking sheet with baking paper smeared with olive oil and make a pancake. Put sliced olives, cherry tomatoes on the pancake, sprinkle with mozzarella, thyme, oregano spices, lightly salt, drizzle with olive oil and cover again with a cloth and leave to rise again for 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. When the dough rises on the baking sheet, place it in a preheated oven at 200 to 220 degrees and bake for about 20 minutes until the dough is browned.
  4. Once the homemade focaccia is baked, take it out of the oven and let it cool for a while. Then we can cut it and serve it with soup, spreads or just wine. Enjoy your meal.

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