Hello beautiful people!
Today I am back with another healthy focaccia bread recipe.
The basic focaccia bread recipe has been adapted from the book ‘How to BAKE’ by Paul Hollywood and since this recipe is so versatile, I have made this one with caramelised onions, fresh tomatoes, basil, peppers and garlic. Together this bread is perfect of a weeknight dinner with a warm bowl of soup. Now I know its summer and soup is not on anyone’s mind, but after a lot of swimming and exposure to cold cold drinks, the little one has a running nose and my throat feels all stuffy, so soup it shall be!
This recipe calls for dried oregano, chilli flakes and basil but you can use the fresh version of all these spices and they would still be absolutely divine.
If you havent read the earlier focaccia bread recipe, then here is the link.
SAGE, WALNUT AND PUMPKIN FOCACCIA BREAD
Flour – 500 gms
Yeast – 10 gms
Water – 360 ml
Salt – 10 gms
Olive oil – 30 ml
For the topping
Peppers – 2 of red , yellow ( julienned)
Tomatoes – 3 ( cut round)
Onions – 2 ( sliced)
Garlic – 4 cloves
Chilli Flakes – 1 tsp
Salt – 1 tsp
Basil dried – 1 tsp
Oregano – 1/2 tsp
Olive oil – 1 tbsp
Fresh basil leaves – 5 – 8 ( optional)
In the bowl of your food processor add all the ingredients for the bread except the salt
Mix on low till the mixture comes together, then add the salt
Mix for another 4 mins
Oil a bowl and place the dough in it for 1 hour
Alternatively this can be done with a large bowl and a wooden spoon, Once the dough comes together, knead the dough for 10 mins and place for proofing as said above
Now while the dough proofs, in a skillet, add oil and garlic. Once the garlic sizzles, add the onions
Wait till the onions begin to caramelise, then add the rest of the ingredients except the fresh basil
Cook on high till the tomatoes get tender. Turn off the flame
Pre Heat the oven to 200 C
Once the dough has risen, prepare a baking pan by greasing with some olive oil
Then make indents into the dough with the tip of your fingers
Add the cooked vegetables to it and spread evenly. Sprinkle half of the fresh basil and add salt according to taste.
Bake for 20 – 25 min or till the top becomes nice and golden
Serve immediately with a garnish of fresh basil