Focaccia

Source : These Are The Ingredients Combine The Bread And Cake Flours Yeast Salt And Sugar In A Bowl Add Lukewarm Water Start By Mixing It In With Cooking Cho...

PreTime
more Minutes
CookTime
a few Minutes
Yield
Some Servings

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at : March 27, 2021

Step:

  1. These are the ingredients.

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  2. Combine the bread and cake flours, yeast, salt and sugar in a bowl. Add lukewarm water. Start by mixing it in with cooking chopsticks or something, then switch to folding the dough with your hands.

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  3. When the dough is more or less mixed, add the olive oil. Knead to incorporate the flour in the bowl.

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  4. Take the dough out onto a work surface and knead and stretch for about 10 minutes.

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  5. Ideally you want the dough to form a thin, translucent film when stretched (as they say often in cookbooks), but you don't have to knead it that long really.

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  6. Round the dough off into a ball with a smooth, taut surface.

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  7. This is how the dough looks before the 1st rising. (Put the dough on the lid of a large storage container, and invert the container over the dough. Leave it to rise.)

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  8. After about an hour. (The measuring cup full of hot water is there to maintain the temperature.)

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  9. Today I just divided the dough into 4 pieces. Usually I divide it into 5 to 6 pieces, which may be easier to bake.

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  10. Round off each piece of dough into a ball with a smooth surface.

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  11. This dough doesn't need to be rested much. Once each piece is formed into a smooth ball, go to the next step.

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  12. Flour your hands before pressing each dough ball flat. Use the weight of the dough itself to help stretch it out. Make the edges a bit thicker than the middle. This is a better way to stretch the dough than rolling it out with a rolling pin--the dough is puffier this way.

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  13. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and put the dough on top. Go on to the 2nd rising. Put the whole baking tray in a plastic bag or something to proof. In the meantime, preheat the oven to 230C. If you have an electric oven, set it to the highest setting.

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  14. The dough will become puffy in about 30 minutes. Top with olive oil and coarse rock salt and so on. Add rosemary or other herbs to taste.

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  15. It depends on your oven, but basically just bake at 230C for 3 to 5 minutes until lightly browned, and it's done.

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  16. The surface is soft too, not hard. For a cinnamon flavored version, top with butter before baking, and sprinkle with granulated sugar and cinnamon powder.

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  17. Spread on pizza sauce, top with cheese, and you have a simple pizza.

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  18. Here are some plain round buns made with the same dough.

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  19. Variation: Salad pizza! I put an arugula and cured ham salad on top of a baked focaccia, with mayonnaise diluted with yogurt.

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  20. Variation: Light pizza! No tomato sauce, topped with bacon and sliced bell peppers, mozzarella cheese and olive oil.

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  21. Variation: Dessert pizza! Sprinkle cinnamon powder on sliced banana and bake. Add lots of chocolate sauce to finish.

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  22. Once the foccacia have cooled, wrap up any that you won't eat right away and store in the refrigerator or freezer. Mist with water and warm in a toaster oven before eating.

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Ingredients

  1. 125 grams Bread (strong) flour
  2. 125 grams Cake flour
  3. 4 grams Instant dry yeast
  4. 4 grams Salt
  5. 6 grams Sugar
  6. 1 tbsp Olive oil
  7. 160 grams Lukewarm water

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