Focaccia is one of the flavored breads that we like most. Usually you can mix it with black and green olives, dried tomatoes, thyme, rosemary, basil, onion, garlic, … whatever your imagination comes up with. The key point is that you flatten the dough as a pizza and pour on top some olive oil with salt and spices. In this way, the top never dries out and is flavored with all sorts of things. It goes perfectly with soups, olive paté, hummus, … or simply as a snack.
- 400g all-purpose flour
- 300dl warm water
- 10g salt
- 10g dried yeast
- black olives or green if you prefer
- dried tomatoes
- oregano, thyme, rosemary
- black pepper
- olive oil
In a large bowl mix the flour, salt and yeast, later add the warm water. It should not be boiling but warm enough to accelerate the yeast process. When the mix has formed a uniform dough, leave it to rest for 10-20min. After the resting time, the dough should have doubled in size. Place it in a tray with baking paper and flatten it until 2 fingers thick. Try to stick your fingers deeply in the dough as one of the characteristics of focaccia is the small holes full of oil. Switch on the oven to 190C and add on top the olive oil with the herbs, black pepper and some more salt. Finally place on top the olives and the dried tomatoes, and if you leave it resting at this moment for 10min it will be softer. Put it in the oven and bake for 20min or until the borders are golden.
Enjoy the lovely flavored bread!