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Focaccia Bread Recipe
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Easiest Focaccia Bread Recipe

Focaccia is an Italian flat-leavened oven-baked bread. It is quite similar in style and texture to pizza; and if you top it with similar toppings, it will taste just like a pizza. Learn to make this Easiest Focaccia Bread Recipe.
Course Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Easy Bread, Easy Focaccia
By Cook Method Oven
Occasion Weekend Special
By Diet Kid Friendly
Dish Type Eggless Breads
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 12 pieces
Calories 193kcal
Author Srivalli

Ingredients

For the Bread

  • 200 grams All Purpose flour / Maida
  • 1 teaspoon Instant Active Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 5 - 6 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Vegetables You can use capsicum, onion, tomatoes, and jalapenos
  • 1 teaspoon Mixed Italian Herbs
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 120 ml Milk you can use warm water as well

For Tangzhong

  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 tablespoon All Purpose flour / Maida

Instructions

How to get the dough ready for Focaccia

  • In a pan add milk and flour together. Whisk it on medium flame till you get a thick slurry. Make sure there are no lumps. Keep it aside for cooling.
  • Take a mixing bowl, add all-purpose flour and salt and keep them aside.
  • Since I am using instant active yeast, I warmed the milk and added the yeast, sugar, gave a quick stir, and added to the flour.
  • Else if you are using dried yeast, you will have to proof it by letting it rest for 10 minutes in warm water/milk to activate the yeast.
  • Warm the milk to knead the flour together, mix the tangzhong mix, yeast mix, salt together and knead well.
  • Transfer to a working top, start kneading with the stretch and fold method, and add oil as required to get a smooth dough.
  • Oil the bowl and place the dough in it. Let it rest in the oven for 1.5 hours or until it doubles.
  • Once it is doubled, punch down the dough, grease the baking tray with oil.
  • Stretch the dough to cover the tray completely.
  • Pour olive oil liberally over the top.
  • Keep it aside for the second rise
  • I kept it warm mode and it takes about 30 minutes for the second rise.
  • Remove again, sprinkle the mixed herbs all over on the top.
  • Preheat the oven to 200 C and bake for 20 minutes.
  • When done, brush the top with soft butter.
  • Serve with soup or enjoy as such!

Notes

I didn't use butter at all in making this bread. I was quite liberal with olive oil and it surely helps in enhancing the final taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
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