Monday, July 16, 2012

Focaccia bread

I have never thought of baking bread before, tried eggless raisin bread once. Then I tried this flavorful focaccia bread.It was too soft and have its own aromatic flavors of herbs.

The herb oil can be prepared of your choice, try using fresh basil leaves, rosemary or any herbs. Soaking herbs in oil enhance the flavor of oil and penetrates into bread when dimpling the dough. 


Ingredients:
  • All purpose flour -  3 cups
  • Instant yeast - 2 tsp
  • Salt - 2 tsp
  • Olive oil - 2 tbsp
  • Water - 2 1/4 cup
  • Sugar - 1 tsp

For Herb oil:

  • Olive oil - 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp
  • Cilantro - 1/4 cup
  • Italian seasoning - 1 tsp
  • Pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Crushed garlic - 1 tbsp



Method:

To prepare herb oil, heat olive oil in a pan and switch it off. When it is warm add cilantro, Italian seasoning, pepper and crushed garlic. Stir together and allow the flavors to seep into the oil for longer time.

Combine yeast, sugar in the lukewarm water and allow to rest for 10 minutes. In the stand mixer or food processor add flour and salt. Stir in yeast mixture and oil. Use the dough hook and mix for 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer into a bowl and cover with a plastic wrap and let it rest for an hour or till it doubles.

After it doubles, then roll the dough into rectangular shape and transfer to a greased rectangular pan of 9" by 12" baking tray.

Use your fingertip to dimple the dough leaving equally spaced. Pour herb oil evenly over the top. Bake at 350 deg F for 15 minutes or till the tooth pick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

28 comments:

Suja Manoj said...

Flavorful and perfectly baked,yum

PT said...

too soft and spongy.. cant take off my eyes from the screen :)

DivyaGCP said...

Have been wanting to bake foccacia for a long time. Yours looks perfectly baked..

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Vimitha Anand said...

Flavorful soft and delicious bread

Julie said...

Awesome bake..very soft & delicious bread!!

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Lavanya said...

Wow that looks perfect!!You got interesting recipes...I am happy to follow ur blog...pls do visit my space

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S.Menaga said...

Bread looks soo soft n flavourful!!

Hema said...

Very flavorful, bread looks awesome..

Maayeka said...

Bread looks so soft and very flavourful..bookmarked..

Sobha Shyam said...

so perfect and delicious...soft n yummy bread !

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

this looks so delicious - full of flavor and so fluffy - wonderful!
Mary x

manjooo said...

so perfect!!! :)

Richa said...

that is a gorgeous focaccia. i am sucker for home made soft bread!and this is perfect with the herb oil

Radhika said...

Aha, infused with herb oil this bread looks so good. Love the texture.

Shobha said...

Wow ! so flavourful...I have all the ingredients at home..will make it today.

Akila said...

Looks yummy

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Nice bake. Looks delicious

Rekha said...

very flavorful and yummy bake.
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Spice up the Curry said...

bread looks really very good

Pencil Kitchen said...

Just a bit more butter and i'm down to my knees :D

Priya said...

Very flavourful and excellent looking bread.

Shabbu said...

Delicious and perfect bread...

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zestyvegan said...

Your bread looks loaded with flavor, can't wait to try this one.

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Awesome ..looks soft texture

Alida said...

Dear Anu,
this focaccia looks just so good!! It is perfectly made. What a treat for your family.

kitchen flavours said...

I love faccaica bread, looks wonderful. Great for tea time and breakfast!

focaccia bread said...

This bread looks very soft and yummy.I would surely try to bake this foccaica bread.

Awesome Amy said...

Hi There, I just came across your post on Focaccia Bread. I am loving the Herb Oil you made, and might just use it the next time I make my focaccia!! Looks delicious!!
You can see my recipe here:

A Blog About Nothing - Focaccia

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