Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Grape almond Focaccia

Focaccia is a flat oven Italian bread, usually season with olive oil and salt. I had so many grapes in my refrigerator, so rather than using meat, cheese as a topping, I decided to put grape and almond as a topping. This is my first time make this type of bread, still didn't find the finest recipe. I don't say it is not delicious, but it just so so. Maybe it happened because I made from the salty focaccia, so it didn't perfectly match with the topping, and I just found out the grapes weren't sweet enough to add same taste in this bread. I still want to make it once more and want to put some garlic and herb in the dough to make it tastier.

If you want to make it sweet don't hesitate to put more sugar in the dough, and put some more to sprinkle it on the top.

Here is the original recipe :
Grape Focaccia 

6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp fresh rosemary (I skip it, but I think it is important to make it tastier)

3/4 cups lukewarm water
2tsp active dry yeast

1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
2/3 corn meal
3 tbsp granulated sugar (add some more if you want to make sweet focaccia)
1 1/2 tsp salt

Grapes cut halves
granulated sugar

1. in small pan warm olive oil in medium heat. Stir the rosemary. Remove from the heat and let it cool
2. pour warm water in a bowl, sprinkle it with yeast, let it stands until foamy (5-8 minutes)

3. stir olive oil/ rosemary mixture, flour, corn meal, sugar  and salt to yeast mixture. Stir until soft dough form. Knead it until smooth and elastic. If you feel the dough to sticky add 1 table spoon at a time (this could take as much as 1/3 cup of flour) Make it a big ball and cover it with warm towel, let it rest for 1 1/2 hours.

4. after the dough ready, heat oven for 200 C. Punch the dough and pat it into the pan. Work the dough with your finger to stretch along the edge of the pan. put the grape and almond evenly as topping. bake for 30-40 minutes, until golden brown. rotate the pan through baking time

1 comment:

  1. it look like yummy tecture i think also tasty..

    i'll try next.. if lazy time over hihi