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:

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

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  2. Congrats on your awards, and yummy focaccia recipe.

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

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  4. foccasia looks perfect and delicious..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  12. That is beautiful & delicous focaccia

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

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

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  15. Yummy Focaccia,Its definitely on my to do list

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  16. Thanks for a wonderful focaccia, Priya!

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