Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Olive and sundried tomato Focaccia bread

Focaccia is a type of italian bread, great with salad and sandwich. It's almost like a pizza base with less toppings and no cheese.
Strong White Bread Flour-300 gm
Warm water-225 ml
Active dried yeast-2 tsp
Sugar-1 tsp
Pitted Olives-25 gm
Sundried tomato-25( Soaked in warm water and sliced finely)
Olive oil-1 tbsp

Combine the flour,sugar,yeast, 1 tsp of olive oil and water to make it into smooth dough using a electric mixer or by hand. Cover the dough and leave it in a warm place to rise for about 1 hour or doubled in size.When the dough has rien punch the air back and spread it in 23 cm shallow baking tin.
Cover it and leave it to rise for another 30 minutes in a warm place.Meanwhile preheat the oven to 220 degree celsius. Take the risen dough , make dimples all over the dough, sprinkle with olives and sun-dried tomato and drizzle with olive oil.
Bake it in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes.
Serve it with salad or sandwhich.
You can also use other toppings like fried onion or herbs like thyme or rosemary.

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