Whenever I go to a restaurant my sister and I are always waiting for the waiter to bring us bread, yeah we are bread addicts, everytime the waiter puts the bread basket in front of us we literally attack it, but there's nothing we love more than going to an italian restaurant and eating warm focaccia dipped in balsamic vinegar and olive oil it's the best thing ever. So I decided to make focaccia but my mom made the dough earlier (again) so I don't have photos of the process but here's the recipe and helpful tips
- 2 1/2 c. of flour
- 2 tablespoons of chopped rosemary
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1 c. warm water
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 1/4 teaspoons of active dry yeast
1. In a large bowl mix 1c. of flour, sugar, yeast, salt and rosemary then add olive oil and warm water. Beat on medium speed for about 3 minutes stirring enough remainig flour until the dough is soft. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for about 8 minutes until smooth, adding more flour if necessary.
2. Place dough in amedium bowl with olive oil, cover with plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm place for an hour, when it rises deflate the dough and divide it in two shapping each half like a giant cookie, put it in a prepared pan, add some olive oil on top and cover with plastic wrap. Let it rise for the second time.
[ this is how it looks when it rises completely for the second time ]
3. Make some small holes with your fingers and drizzle some more olive oil, brushing it gently.
4. At this point you can either bake it like that and add some basil leaves when it is done or you can put black olives and pink salt (you can use regular salt, I was just experimenting and it turned out quite good). I made both and they were delicious with unique flavors.
[ Pink salt and black olives ]
[ Fresh basil leaves ]
6. If this wasn't enough and you want to add something more (like I did) you can make a balsamic vinaigrette by mixing 1/4c. of balsamiv vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon of basil, 1/4 teaspoon of chilli flakes and 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
Dip focaccia in the vinaigrette and enjoy!
I absolutely LOVE focaccia bread dipped into a flavored olive oil. Add a glass of wine and we have a party!! Looks so delicious! Rosemary and bread were made for each other.ReplyDelete
Wait, people go to Italian restaurants and DON'T attack the bread? Who are they? Are they human?ReplyDelete
This focaccia sounds delicious! It's one of my favorite types of bread!
Love the fresh basil leaves on top! That's such good foccacia!ReplyDelete
This looks so good! I'm going to have to try it!!ReplyDelete
I am like that with bread when I go out to eat as well. In fact I become the child as my children continuously remind me that I will not be able to eat my dinner :)ReplyDelete
Lovey focaccia, a favorite of mine :)
Happy New Year!
Tan ricos que volaron en 15 minutos, wow!ReplyDelete
Te voy a levantar temprano para la próxima :)ReplyDelete
Your pictures are really pretty! I can't ever turn down break either!ReplyDelete
Beti what a beautiful bread! Very well risen! I have never made foccacia. Will need to try your recipe :). I am hungry also!ReplyDelete
Oh gosh this looks so good! I've never made foccacia bread but love it -- especially with rosemary dipped in olive oil and with a glass of red wine. I will definitely be bookmarking this recipe!ReplyDelete
What a pretty blog you have..looking forward to perusing it~ReplyDelete
I'm so happy to have discovered your blog. Your photos and recipe are great.ReplyDelete
Great blog!! This post looks amazing.ReplyDelete
MMM this focaccia looks and sounds amaazing!!ReplyDelete
I have been wanting to try making foccacia for a long time. Yours looks so delicious!ReplyDelete
Wonderful blog and your photos are lovely. Thank you so much for your visit to mine!
the bread is gorgeous- looks tricky to make but you did such a great job with it. And your photos are stunning also :)ReplyDelete
I've never made focaccia; hopefully, 2012 will be the year! Yours look delicious. Thinking about adding olives and sundried tomatoes to mine.ReplyDelete
Oh,I love warm focaccia but I have to admit I have never made it yet; I have often contemplated making it though but that doesn't count... hahaha... Like Olga @ MangoTomato said, "2012 will be the year!"ReplyDelete
Foccacio is THE best and you have done a great job of showcasing it! Brava!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful looking focaccia. Congrats on a big success. I don't make bread terribly often but I'd like to try this.ReplyDelete
Have to agree with you about the bread and yours looks delicious! Thanks for visiting my blog.ReplyDelete
Thanks for following my blog! I MUST FOLLOW yours...your photos are AMAZING!!!!! I am hooked! :)ReplyDelete
Yo hice una vez una focaccia y estuvo deliciosa. Habra que probar tu receta. Se ve deliciosaReplyDelete
This Focaccia looks sooo good. I made one recently and it didnt come out as well as I had hoped it would. Will give it a go again.ReplyDelete
I'm a bit oa bread addict too. It's just so simple and delicious! Your focaccia looks fantastic and delicious.ReplyDelete
The only thing I love better than rosemary focaccia is black olive focaccia. Looks wonderful :)ReplyDelete
this is one of my favourite bread. i prepare this twice a month :)ReplyDelete
happy monday! xoxo, Haus of Gala
Wow, the bread looks really nice. I like the color contrast of the leaves on the bread. haha! I've been wanting to make focacia for the longest time...congrats on a great end result! :DReplyDelete
I just made focaccia from a mix and wondered how easy/hard it would would be to make from scratch. Now I know. ThanksReplyDelete
I've always wanted to try focaccia- maybe this recipe will make me do it!ReplyDelete
I love your pictures! I've never made focaccia but your pictures certainly make me want to eat it!ReplyDelete
I always look forward to the bread basket when we go out to eat. I haven't made focaccia in a long time and you have reminded me how good it is. Baking more bread is one of my New Year's resolutions. What a lovely place to start.ReplyDelete
Purple basil leaves? Fresh focaccia? I love it! My husband and I attack the bread basket, too - we always end up splitting the last piece, though ;)ReplyDelete
Oh man, this looks amazing!! Love it!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! Especially those shots of the fresh basil, the leaves simply look so vibrant. It's a really lovely loaf, too.ReplyDelete
Absolutely amazing! This is one of my favorite breads, not sure if I could bake it like that! Fantastically made.ReplyDelete
I'm going to have to make this for my readers!ReplyDelete
Yum, this looks divine! Must try experimenting with breads soon, this recipe is top of my list!ReplyDelete
What a pretty focaccia. I haven't made focaccia in years - need to find a gluten-free recipe so my little guy can have some too.ReplyDelete
Perfect focaccia! My only attempt was a dud...I have to try your recipe :)ReplyDelete
This looks great Beti! Never made focaccia, but definitely will try this one! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
What a lovely post . here are focaccia bread looks Very beautiful & i like it.ReplyDelete