Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mixed Herbs Semolina Focaccia

I dont know much how to prepare focaccia at home before blogging, but blogsphere teached me a lot of things, especially baking and eggless cakes.Thanks to this wonderful world,nothing is impossible here. Most of us know that focaccia is a kind of flat bread quite famous in Itlay. Usually seasoned with olive oil and herbs, topped with onion, cheese and meat, or flavored with a number of vegetables, focaccia suits prefectly with any kind of dishes as accompaniments. 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.After trying various focaccia, this time i went for a simple,definitely flavourful focaccia with a variety of mixed herbs and fine semolina.Sending to Breaking Bread-Focaccia hosted at Cake Duchess.


1cup All purpose flour
1cup Semolina (fine)
1tbsp Active dry yeast
1tsp Salt
1tsp Sugar
1/2cup Luke Warm water
4tbsps Olive Oil (shaping,greasing)
2tbsp Mixed herbs (basil,oregano,thyme,parsley)

Mix the sugar, salt and yeast in luke warm water, let them sit for 5 minutes..Take the all purpose flour,semolina in a mixing bowl, add the foaming yeast(add water if needed), one tablespoon of olive oil and mix everything well, its will be stickly at this point.

Transfer the them to lightly floured surface and knead for a while until they turn soft dough..Coat a deep bowl with olive oil, place the soft dough, cover it and let it sit for 1 hour in a warm place.

After an hour,the dough will almost doubled the size...put the dough in a round baking pan.Apply few drops of oil to the baking pan n press the dough to flatten them or roll it as a flatten round disc..

Mix the herbs in olive oil,brush the top of the focaccia well and keep again for half an hour in a warm place..

Preheat the oven to 350,place the baking pan in middle rack and bake for 20-25 minutes or else until the crust turns slightly brown..

Serve them with cream cheese, salads etc.

37 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting such type of new recipe...

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  2. excellent foccassia.......one of my fav breads...love the flavours you've used.

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  3. Love the look of it..adding semolina is interesting ...

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  4. Looks lovely..and we can have with a variation of herbs..

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  5. Wow, it has come out very well and love the flavors..

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  6. That is such a unique recipe! never tried focaccia with semolina..

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  7. lovely recipe- come out really well

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  8. focaccia is my fav...this one luks great !!

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  9. I have never baked anything with semolina. It's high time I baked this focaccia. Great recipe priya :)

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  10. Priya-Congratulations on the excellent focaccia! It turned out sooo amazing; nice golden crust on the outside, and no doubt soft and delicious on the inside. Love the choice of herbs you used, as well!

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  11. Flavourful Focaccia came out very well...It's my long time wish to prepare this bread,but never comes true..sure one day wil prepare it.

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  12. very different recipe. would love to try this fabulous bread.

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  13. love herbed breads, nice recipe

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  14. What an amazing recipe. Looks great.

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  15. I love focaccia... super yumm with mixed herbs..

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  16. looks delicious and lovely..thanks for sharing such an interesting recipe..

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  17. Foccacia, my favourite bread with a bowl of soup :) Mmm..., in this cold rainy weather too good...

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  18. Wow... perfect bread! you are an expert and such an inspiration!!.. I've never tried bread at home.. I'm sure when I do, the first blog I'll look up to is yours :)

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  19. Focaccia is currently my favorite bread. Love to make it thinner and use as a pizza base. This is a fab recipe.

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  20. have never tried this before... looks yumm... bookmarked..

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  21. this is just awesome..yummy priya..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  22. Delicious Focaccia recipe Priya. Addition of semolina may attributed Crunchiness.

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  23. So happy you decided to bake along with us, Priya. Your mixed herb focaccia looks wonderful! Very impressive for not knowing much about focaccia:)

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  24. perfect foccassia .. love it ! it looks so easy too :)

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  25. Nice try, and it was so successful!

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  26. Priya, Am so happy you joined and #breakingbread with us. Your focaccia looks incredible. Now I wish to bake a new batch! :)

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  27. Lovely focaccia looks incredible.

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  28. This is so interesting! I am so baking this today!

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  29. have been experimenting with focaccia too... this looks so rustic and pretty!

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