Focaccia with Dried Tomatoes and Olives

Focaccia is a wonderful bread, so good and flavorful, your house will be filled with the smell of spices while the focaccia is in the oven.  It’s very easy to make, every beginner in the art of making bread can do this.

Ingredients:

  • 400 g flour
  • 1 sachet dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 220 ml lukewarm water
  • sliced olives
  • rosemary, oregano, basil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • dried tomatoes

In a glass measure the lukewarm water, then mix in the yeast and the sugar and let the mixture rise for 10 minutes. In a big bowl, sift the flour and salt.Add the yeast mixture and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.Knead very well the dough and when the dough is formed, move it to a plain clean surface and knead it for 5 minutes.After the dough has been kneaded, move it to a clean oily bowl and let it rise for 45 minutes. When the dough has doubled its size, season it and sprinkle the olive slices and the dried tomatoes. Knead it again to make sure all the good stuff is inside the dough. Preheat the oven to 180*C and stretch the dough in the baking sheet. You can form the dough circular or squared, that’s your choice.With your fingers, make holes on the surface of the dough and pour a little bit of olive oil on top. Then sprinkle sea salt, olive slices, oregano, rosemary and some dried tomatoes.

Put the flattened dough in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. The smell of the dough that’s in the oven is amazing. 🙂 I encourage you to make homemade bread, it’s a very pleasant experience.

Focaccia

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 1 Focaccia

Ingredients

  • 400 g flour
  • 1 sachet dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 220 ml lukewarm water
  • sliced olives
  • rosemary, oregano, basil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • dried tomatoes

Instructions

  1. In a glass measure the lukewarm water, then mix in the yeast and the sugar and let the mixture rise for 10 minutes.
  2. In a big bowl, sift the flour and salt.Add the yeast mixture and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.Knead very well the dough and when the dough is formed, move it to a plain clean surface and knead it for 5 minutes.
  3. After the dough has been kneaded, move it to a clean oily bowl and let it rise for 45 minutes. When the dough has doubled its size, season it and sprinkle the olive slices and the dried tomatoes.
  4. Knead it again to make sure all the good stuff is inside the dough. Preheat the oven to 180*C and stretch the dough in the baking sheet. You can form the dough circular or squared, that's your choice.
  5. With your fingers, make holes on the surface of the dough and pour a little bit of olive oil on top. Then sprinkle sea salt, olive slices, oregano, rosemary and some dried tomatoes.
  6. Put the flattened dough in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. With your fingers, make holes on the surface of the dough and pour a little bit of olive oil on top. Then sprinkle sea salt, olive slices, oregano, rosemary and some dried tomatoes.
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