Focaccia Recipe Easy is a recipe any baker, beginner or more advanced will love to make as the perfect accompaniment with a bowl of soup or salad.
When you love to make your own bread, and you want an easy recipe of a flat bread for any meal, making a focaccia bread will be on top of your list.
Focaccia Recipe Easy
- 2 3/4 unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup of warm water
How To Make The Poolish
Combine in a small bowl sugar, yeast and 3 tablespoons of flour, stir well, and add 1/4 cup of water, mix well and let it raise for about 15 minutes.
All ingredients used to make the poolish, should be taken from the main list of ingredients.
When the poolish is ready, you can follow the instruction to make the focaccia dough.
1 – Mix All The Ingredients In The Stand Mixer Bowl
Add the poolish and the rest of the ingredients but the salt in the mixer bowl. With the kneading hook, mix all the ingredients on low speed for about 2 minutes, then you can add the salt.
keep kneading the dough in slow speed until the dough has pulled together, it should be soft and elastic.
2 – Let The Dough Raise
Lightly oil a bowl and place the dough in the bowl, and turn the dough to coat it with the oil, cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let the dough raise for 30 minutes.
3 – Proofing
Uncover the bowl, and with your hand turn the dough upside down, then take one side of the dough to the center, and do the same all around the dough, turn the dough down.
The dough should be lightly coated with olive oil, let it rest for one hour.
4 – Shape The Focaccia
Take a baking pan and cover it with parchment paper, pour some olive oil and place the focaccia over the olive oil, with your both hands, push softly the dough to make it flat and cover the baking pan.
Push the dough with your fingers to give the dough the traditional facaccia top shaping.
Cover the dough with a clean kitchen towel and let the dough proof for about 40 minutes.
5 – How To Bake The Focaccia
Preheat the oven to 420 F (230 C)
Brush the focaccia top with olive oil and sprinkle with some salt. Bake the Focaccia for 12 to 15 minutes.
6 – Let The Focaccia Cool Off
When the focaccia is ready, take it out from the oven and let it cool off for about 5 minutes before serving.
You can pour some olive oil over it and some pepper before cut and serve the focaccia.
How To Eat The Focaccia?
The focaccia bread can be served with any meal, it can be used to prepare a sandwich, you can slice it in half and make any type of sandwich with it.
It can also be the perfect accompaniment of a bowl of soup or salad, and if you’re looking for some ideas on how to have focaccia with your breakfast, it can replace your regular toast.
How To Store Focaccia?
When making homemade focaccia, it is always better to have it the same day, but if you have some leftovers, you can wrap it in a bread bag or in a food zipped bag.
As this bread is made with olive oil, it will keep fresher longer than a regular bread.
If you get small pieces of leftovers, you can cut them in croutons size and toasted in the oven, you can keep them in a glass jar, and serve them with your favorite soup or salad.
Can Focaccia Dough Be Made By Hand?
If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can make the focaccia dough by hand, follow the same steps on the directions above and knead the dough by hand on a kitchen couter or on your kitchen table.
Focaccia Recipe Easy, Closing Thoughts
As a bread lover, I’m sure that the focaccia will be on top of your favorite bread recipes to make at home!
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