Friday, June 8, 2012

Herbed Focaccia with Sauteed Mushrooms and Caramelized Onions


Focaccia is a very versatile Italian flat-bread. I think it is quite similar to pizza but somehow they are not considered as one. This bread is very easy to make and can be made at any time of the day as it takes less than an hour to get it ready on the table.

Since Umi is feeling like eating bread and I seriously have no idea what bread to bake her, so I thought why not make her this. It's easy, fast and delicious too. :D

Any kind of toppings would be good on focaccia, if you're not planning to turn them into sandwich bread. Sometimes I would put some meat on with carrots and tomatoes. But today I decided to do something simple. Caramelized the onions, sauteed some mushrooms, grated some mozzarella cheese and Voila! A bread is made under an hour! Life just couldn't get any simpler than this. :)


Recipe (Herbed Focaccia) :

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • a pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup warm water
  • sauteed mushrooms
  • caramelized onions
  • mozzarella cheese
Method

1. Preheat the oven to 230C.
2. Put everything into a bowl except for caramelized onions, cheese and mushrooms. Knead until the dough is soft and elastic.
3. Leave to proof for 20 minutes. Then knock the air out of the dough and pat it into a triangle. 
4. Brush with olive oil and put the toppings of your choice. Bake for 15 minutes. 

3 comments:

Ribbon Clown said...

It looks amazing! I love caramelized onions..would love to try the recipe soon.. :)

love2dine said...

Wow, this looks so good! Gorgeous & delicious!

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