Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Foccacia Bread

Finally my Oven gets installed after so many hush hush. And i could not stop myself from baking. I thought why not to start with a bread. But before bread i tried some ginger garlic baked potatoes and to my surprise my kid loved it . He finished it in just minutes.
I have been buying Foccacia bread from supermarkets but could not find the one which would please my palate. So it was the topmost things to be baked. I found a recipe on the website of Sorted. The recipe was very easy and simple.
Few mistakes that i had done earlier while bread making is now that i no more repeat. One of it is adding garlic to the dough at the very beggining. Garlic is the enemy of yeast and it quickly kills all the yeast thereby you end up making some useless loaf. So beware once you are using garlic, check the timing when you are adding garlic to your bread next time.
So here's the recipe of Foccacia bread.



This recipe yields- 1 big oval shaped Bread
Preparation time- 4 hours
Baking time- 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • All purpose flour- 500g
  • Instant Yeast- 7g
  • Luke warm water- 200 ml
  • Olive oil
  • Rosemary
  • Salt -2 Tsp
  • Sugar- 1 Tsp
  • Sea salt
Direction:
  • Bring together flour, salt and sugar. Mix well. Now add 3 Tbsp of olive oil. 
  • Place the instant yeast in 50ml of luke warm water. Mix well.
  • Add the yeast solution. Next start making dough by adding water as required.
  • Knead the dough  and then once you see the spring effect on it, cover it with a cling foil and leave it for 1 to 2 hour at warm place or for best result place in the refrigerator whole night.
  • Next after 2 hours you will find that your dough has risen to twice its size. fold the dough  and then place it on a baking tray. spread it in whatever shape you like. Now start poking your fingers until whole spread is covered with dimples. Cover with a wet towel and let it rise for 1/2 hour.
  • Preheat oven at 200Degree C. 
  • after 1/2 hour, grease with olive oil. Sprinkle some salt over the spread . also season with pepper and herbs of your choice. 
  • Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes take out and let it cool on wire rack.
Slice and serve this awesome Mediterranean bread. I have absolutely fallen in love with its taste. If you are Indian you can very well find that the the outer cover tastes almost like kachori.
Enjoy and share your experience with me.

Happy cooking.

By- sushmita pandit