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Friday, June 19, 2009

Mushroom N Cheese Focaccia

Focaccia is a style of bread made popular in Italy, and spreading around the world wherever Italian settlers and traders have formed communities. The bread is relatively flat, usually quite plain inside, but topped with olive oil and herbs, and occasionally with sliced olives on top. A range of varieties of focaccia exist, and in the 21st century new varieties have been created due to the versatility of the basic recipe.focaccia is slightly different in that the loaf does rise slightly so is not a traditional unleavened bread, and the focaccia recipe is mostly unknown in the Middle East, yet has a history of being prepared in Turkey, Greece, Italy, France, and Spain.Focaccia is no longer strictly the preseve of Italian communities, nowadays it can be found in almost all bakeries and supermarkets. With a wide variety of seasonings, focaccia bread makes a very tasty sandwich bread, and is frequently served with cheese fillings.I have already prepared Olive Basil Focaccia and Onion Focaccia and here comes my another focaccia bread with chopped mushrooms and grated emmental cheese..



3cups All purpose flour
1tbsp Active dry yeast
1tsp Salt
1tsp Sugar
1 +1/4cup Warm water
5tbsp Olive Oil (shaping,greasing)
15nos Button mushrooms (chopped)
1/2cup Cheese (grated)

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 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 doubled the size...Grease few drops of oil to the baking pan n press the dough to flatten them, springle the chopped mushrooms over the dough and let them sit again for 1 hour..

The dough will again rise n double in sizen now springle the grated cheese over the dough....Preheat the oven to 475F, place the baking pan in middle rack n bake for 20 minutes r else until the dough turns slightly brown..

Serve them with cream cheese, salads etc...Excellent for dinner r breakfast sandwich...Am sending this focaccia to Susan's Yeast Spotting...

26 comments:

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

yummy delicious recipe

SriLekha said... Reply To This Comment

mushroom has become my favorite now a days!
its really a yummy recipe!

Preeti Singh said... Reply To This Comment

looks very tempting....your mind is a power house of new and innovative ideas.. perfect for the event. :)

Padma said... Reply To This Comment

Very delicious Priya ...

zorra said... Reply To This Comment

Yum, it's really cheesay! Thank you for your participation.

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

New to me..interesting recipe..mushroom and cheese ,always a good combo...

Home Cooked Oriya Food said... Reply To This Comment

Wow you are amazing - international cuisine expoert...

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

never tried this.. would love to have a bite !

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

Wow that looks really cheesey delicous.

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

yummy focaccia!!

prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

Never baked this at home dear...Looks yummy..

Kitchen Flavours said... Reply To This Comment

Hmmm looks delish....

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

I love foccacia...very ideal for soups...your looks very soft Priya...I even tried your onion foccacia...I cant wait to try this one :)

VIDYA VENKY said... Reply To This Comment

thatz such a yummy dish....love ur click

Mangala Bhat said... Reply To This Comment

wowow! my fav bread u r perfect beker ...wow.must try

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

Aww focaccia has turned out perfect! Love the creamy cheesy topping!

Poornima Nair said... Reply To This Comment

This is the best focaccia...looks delicious.

Superchef said... Reply To This Comment

ive been meaning to make focaccia for a while now...this looks soo perfect!!!

Pavithra said... Reply To This Comment

Wow i love foccacia..looking so good and yummy

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Foccacia is my fav..too...had in in India..ever since I was waiting, now I have the recipe..loll

Kalai said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy and cheesy!! I love focaccia! :)

Ramya Bala said... Reply To This Comment

yuumy priya also the mushroom soup..looks very delicious!

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

That is one cheesy focaccia! Delicious.

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Looks cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssy and Great. Perfect entry Priya.

mangiachetefabene said... Reply To This Comment

Loved the recipe! The picture is amazing, makes us fly to the kitchen to eat something!
Will be trying soon!
Great recipe!

Lisa Michelle said... Reply To This Comment

OMG, your foccaccia not only looks amazing, but mushrooms and cheese? YUM! Lovely, mouth watering job!