Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Busy - but have to eat.... Foccacia
I felt tempted to bake foccacia ever since. But after bloghopping to ICook4Fun, I just felt that I have to bake it.
So, last night we had this for supper.
I don't have anything appropriate for the topping (no baby tomatoes/ sun-dried tomatoes/ basil, etc). I just have some fresh rosemary (left from baking rosemary roasted chicken a few days back) and some parmesan.
so, that'll make do for the topping.
For the recipe, I just copy and paste from 'ICook4Fun' blog.
For the bread :
3 tbsp of olive oil
2 1/4 cups of unbleached flour
1/2 tsp of salt
1 tsp of sugar
1 envelope of dry yeast
1 cup of lukewarm water (if might need a bit extra if the dough is too dry)
Mix sugar, yeast into the lukewarm water. Set aside until it bubble
In a mixing bowl combine flour and salt. Add in the yeast mixture and turn on the mixer and knead dough. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil. Continue kneading until the dough is smooth. It might take about 5 min but if you knead by hand it will take longer. Transfer the dough to a lightly grease bowl and cover with a kitchen towel and let it raise in a warm place for an hour. It should double it size. Punch down the dough.
Lightly oil a baking pan and put the dough into the centre of the pan. Lightly oil your fingers and push the dough evenly out on the pan. Put a bit of indentation on the surface of the dough to creates a nice little pockets for the topping and olive oil.
Rest the dough again for 20-30 min. When the dough is risen, scatter the topping all over and drizzle with some olive oil. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree F oven for 30 min or until it golden brown and cooked through. Slice and serve with soup or eaten on its own.
For the topping I used chopped rosemary and parmesan.