Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Roasted garlic tomato focaccia



INGREDIENTS
(Makes 2 portions of bread)

3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 packet or 7 grams dry active yeast
1 cup warm water
3 tbsp Olive oil
10-15 Cherry tomatoes sliced
2 Cloves of garlic minced and roasted
Few Basil leaves minced
Grated Cheese
Salt


PROCEDURE

1. Add the yeast to half a cup of warm water. In about 5-10 minutes it will start to froth.

2. In a large mixing bowl combine flour and salt. Add the yeast water to the flour and the remaining half cup water knead well to make a smooth dough.
I f you need more water you may add it but make sure its warm.

3. Add one tbsp olive oil and knead well. Now oil the bowl, cover with plastic wrap and allow the dough to sit for about an hour to double in size.

4. Once doubled in size punch down the air in the dough and divide into two portions.

5. Sprinkle your working surface with few drops of oil. Place the dough on it and stretch it to form a even oval of 1/2 inch thickness. Transfer onto a baking sheet.

6. Now dimple the upper surface with your index finger or with a handle of any vessel and roughly space the tomatoes. Sprinkle garlic, basil, salt and oil. Also apply oil with the help of a brush on the rim of the bread.

7. Bake at 160 degree C for 10 minutes. Sprinkle the grated cheese generously and bake for another 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve warm.

12 comments:

Lavanya said...

new to me..i havn't tried yet..looking delicious phanitha!!

Preety said...

that is one perfect focaccia, i would say..and thanks for the reply regarding sweet

5 Star Foodie said...

This focaccia sounds excellent with garlic and tomatoes - yum!

Akal's Saappadu said...

I imagine the pleasant smell of the garlic, tomatoes, cheese and basil , mmm, looks yummy!

Chitra said...

new to me,looks perfect!!iam still afraid of baking...will try it out soon:)

Priti said...

Looks perfect with garlic and tomato...slurp!

Tangled Noodle said...

This focaccia is a meal on its own. Delicious!

Vrinda said...

i like garlic bread,but this facaccia is new to me..looks yumm..

SriLekha said...

wow! yummy! new for me too!

Flor said...

Heloo, Phanitha! Looks very good! I like focaccia!

JodieMo said...

I LOVE foccacia! I'll have to give this a try! Great blog!

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