Friday, 30 August 2013

Foccaccia - Italian Bread

Foccaccia Bread

Foccaccia is a Flat Oven baked Italian Bread. I love them with my Pasta. The aroma of the Oregano and Olive oil is amazing. The good thing about this bread is that you can add the topping as per your choice. This Bread is an amazing accompaniment for Pasta and Soup.


 All Purpose Flour/Maida - 4.5 Cups
Olive Oil - 1/4 Cup + for greasing
Salt - 1 Teaspoon
Active Yeast - 2 Teaspoon
Sugar - 1 Tablespoon
Seasoning - As per your choice (I used Chilli Flakes,Thyme,Rosemary,Oregano and Grated Garlic)


Take a cup of warm water and add salt and sugar to it and mix well. Then add the yeast and mix well and let it rest for 5 minutes or till it is frothy.

In a mixing Bowl add the Maida,yeast mixture and Olive oil and knead well. If you have a Stand Mixer or Food Processor you can use it for kneading.

Grease a Baking tray with some olive oil and spread the dough in the tray. Cover it loosely with a damp Kitchen Towel and let it raise for 1.5-2 Hours.

After the dough has raised,make indents for every inch. On top of it Brush the Olive oil dressing. ( Mix Olive oil with seasoning of your choice and very little Salt)

Now,let it rest for 30-45 minutes. Pre heat the Oven for 15 minutes at 200c.

Then Bake the Foccaccia for 10 minutes at 220c. Each oven is different so keep a close eyes.


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