Friday, January 11, 2013

Onion, Rosemary, Cherry Tomato Focaccia

Focaccia is a flat Italian bread topped with herbs and according to Wiki it is similar to Pizza but not considered the same.  Why? I have no clue. There are so many recipes with different herbs and different ingredients used as toppings.  I think they would all taste great.   I am not too sure if there is a specific pan used to bake the bread. Some used a cake mould, others a Swiss Roll tin.. I have used a fluted tart tin .  Focaccia is an excellent accompaniment to a salad or a starter . Or if you are one of those who can eat bread anytime ( like myself) - eat it plain.

Ingredients: - this made one medium sized bread

All purpose flour - 1 cup
Olive oil - 1 tbsp
Dry yeast - 7 gm packet
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Water - approximately 100 ml ( you may use all of it or less ) should be just warm

Topping -
Onions - sliced few
Cherry Tomatoes - few
Rosemary sprig - one
Any other topping you may desire
Sea salt - to taste
Pepper - to taste
Olive oil - about 2 tbsp

Mix the yeast in warm water.  Mix lightly.  Allow to stand for about 10 mins till a creamy mix is obtained.
Add the olive oil.
Take the flour, add salt, and then add the yeast mixture.  Bring together with a wooden ladle till it forms a soft dough.
Knead lightly on a flour worked surface for about 5-7 minutes.
Shape into a round ball.  Place in a lightly oiled container - cover tightly with cling wrap. Allow to rise for 20 minutes.

When the dough has risen - knock it back - and stretch to fit the tin
Leave to prove for another 20 minutes

Pre-heat the oven to 200 C / or oven with fan 180 C
If required saute the onions in a tablespoon of olive oil ( I used them raw)
Scatter the onion, sliced cherry tomato, rosemary over the surface

Press your fingers into the dough to make dimples on the surface
Scatter the salt, and pepper
Drizzle olive oil over surface.
Place in oven for 20 minutes or till golden.
Leave to cool and serve cut or even torn !

Preferable to serve it slightly warm. Though not necessary.


  1. wow this looks so good, want some now :)

  2. I am a fan of foccacia.. The base remains the same while we can play on the toppings for variation.. Love your topping.. Perfect!

  3. I can have this with a liberal dose of butter :)) nice toppings!

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  5. Very colorful and flavorful..

  6. it looks like pizza :) like the way it has come out..

  7. Hey I luvd the topping with tom. Looks really nice and must be tastes gr8.

  8. Focaccia looks delicious, love the topping of your choice.

  9. Focaccia is one of my weakness, love this incredible toppings,delicious.

  10. focaccia is a favorite and i still have to try my hands on baking one.

  11. I love making bread and making focaccis is lot of fun as we can go around topping and spicing it with so many herbs. I am loving your version with cherry tomato.

  12. Love that Onion, Rosemary, Cherry Tomato Focaccia. Beautiful!

  13. Focaccia looks so yumm with loads of herbs...Love this bread..

  14. aha!!! looks like pizza!! must be yummy like pizza..

  15. Very well done. I had this once in an Italian restaurant.

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  17. Looks very inviting! I too can eat bread anytime. I have never eaten this one one though. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Focaccia looks very tempting and wonderful!

  19. Wow....I love it with loads of butter....every now and then ,,it's a treat....looks perfect


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