Sunday, February 8, 2009

Onion Focaccia And Some Awards

Focaccia is quite popular in Italy and is usually seasoned with olive oil and herbs, topped with onion, cheese and meat, or flavored with a number of vegetables. Focaccia doughs are similar in style and texture to pizza doughs consisting of high-gluten flour, oil, water, salt and yeast. It is typically rolled out or pressed by hand into a thick layer of dough and then baked in a stone-bottom or hearth oven. Bakers often puncture the bread with a knife to relieve bubbling on the surface of the bread. I prepared focaccia with slightly sauted onions n garlic, they taste too delicious..Sending this delicious bread to Vegan-Italian event by Vaishali of HolyCow.... also goes to Yeast Spotting by Susan..


3cups All purpose flour
2tsp Active dry yeast
1tsp Salt
1tsp Sugar
1 1/4cup Warm water
4tbsp Olive Oil (shaping,greasing, for drizzling)
1pinch Salt (for topping)
1no Onion chopped
3nos Garlic crushed

Mix the sugar, salt n yeast in luke warm water n let them sit for 5 minutes.. meanwhile take the all purpose flour in a mixing bowl n add the foaming yeast, mix everything well, its will be stickly at this point, transfer the them to lightly floured surface n knead for a while until they turn soft dough..

Coat a deep bowl with olive oil n place the soft dough also brush with more oil, cover it n let it rise for 1 hour in a warm place..After an hour it will almost doublez the size...put the dough in a round baking pan..mix both the dry basil leaves with 1tsp of olive oil n keep aside..Apply few drops of oil to the baking pan n press the dough to flatten them n let them sit again for 1 hour..Meanwhile heat a tsp of oil n saute well chopped onion n crushed garlic pieces together until they turns transculent, keep aside..

The dough will again rise n double in size..press the dough with ur fingertips n drizzle some oil..just spread the sauted onion n garlic pieces over the dough..Preheat the oven to 475F n place the baking pan in middle rack n bake for 15 minutes r else until the dough turns slightly brown..

Serve them with cream cheese, salads etc...Excellent for dinner r breakfast sandwich...

Malar Gandhi , Varsha Vipins n Adlak's Kitchen passed me good chat blog award, thanks a ton dears..am honoured..

Varsha Vipins n Adlak's Kitchen passed me Cute Emerald award n once again thanks dear...Am passing this both awards to my all bloggers friends...



16 comments:

Ann said... Reply To This Comment

Congrats on your awards Priya..
Your Focaccia looks truly yummy.

vidhas said... Reply To This Comment

Congrats on your awards, and yummy focaccia recipe.

Rachel said... Reply To This Comment

a bread that i make quite often...good one

sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

foccasia looks perfect and delicious..

Vaishali said... Reply To This Comment

This is one beautiful focaccia, Priya. Thanks for sending this in to It's A Vegan World.

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

This one is in my todo list looks so good and congrats on your awards priya

Alka said... Reply To This Comment

Won't i love to dig into this?Looks very tempting

Vibaas said... Reply To This Comment

Congrats on your awards, dear. Bread looks yum yum!

Ramya said... Reply To This Comment

Focaccia with onion... looks yummy! Congrats on ur awards Priya :)

Ashwini said... Reply To This Comment

Seeing lot of Focaccias..Love them..with onion! looks yummy..Congrats on your awards..

Soma said... Reply To This Comment

This looks pretty much like the one we get fresh in the bakery here! Great job.

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

That is beautiful & delicous focaccia

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

gorgeous... sapadnum pola iruku. i love focaccia.. i buy it from trader joes sometimes.

Pavithra Kodical said... Reply To This Comment

Wow what a coincidence..I have posted focaccia with herbs and now i see with onion..With try this sometime..This bread tastes great :)

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy Focaccia,Its definitely on my to do list

Susan/Wild Yeast said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for a wonderful focaccia, Priya!