Yesterday I prepared a delicious Focaccia Bread, very simple to make and which was appreciated by all the family.
I added some cherry tomatoes, 1 small red onion and a little thyme. I love the smell of thyme so fragrant and mine comes from my little balcony.
We almost thought we were in Italy.
- 15g of fresh yeast
- 200ml of lukewarm water (more or less depending of the quality of your flour)
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 300g of plain flour/all purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- A pinch of salt
- Some cherry tomatoes
- 1 red onion (finely sliced)
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Sea salt
- In the mixing bowl of the stand mixer add the flour and the sugar.
- On one side add the fresh crumbled yeast, and on the other side add the salt (never add the yeast beside the salt).
- Start to mix the all the ingredients with the hook of your stand mixer on a medium speed .
- Pour the olive oil and mix.
- Add the water and mix on a high speed until the dough becomes soft and sticky.
- Transfer the dough into an oiled bowl.
- Cover with a kitchen cloth and set aside for (1 hour for me).
- After 1 hour, punch down to deflate dough completely, then re-cover.
- Refrigerate the bowl into the refrigerator overnight.
- The following morning, remove the bowl from the refrigerator and transfer the dough to a clean and floured surface.
- Transfer the dough into a large tray covered with parchment baking sheet.
- Flatten the dough with your hands (a round shape or a rectangular shape).
- With your fingers, poke all the surface of the Focaccia.
- Drizzle all the surface with the extra virgin olive oil.
- Add the cherry tomatoes, the sliced onion and some thyme.
- Let the dough rise for another 30minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 200C degrees, 15 minutes before baking.
- Bake for 30 minutes or when the bottom is golden.
- Remove from the oven and drizzle more olive oil and sprinkle some sea salt on the top.
PS: You can add olives, herbs (dried or fresh) if you want!