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:

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for posting such type of new recipe...

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

too good..

simran said... Reply To This Comment

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

Kannada Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Nice..never made it at home

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

Mouthwatering..

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

Thats looking great dear...yummy

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

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

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ramya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Suchi said... Reply To This Comment

lovely recipe- come out really well

Charu Srivastava said... Reply To This Comment

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

Paaka Shaale said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sensible Vegetarian said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so good and delicious.

Elisabeth said... Reply To This Comment

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!

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

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

Suparna said... Reply To This Comment

love herbed breads, nice recipe

Kanan Patel said... Reply To This Comment

very yummy

radha said... Reply To This Comment

What an amazing recipe. Looks great.

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

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

Maayeka said... Reply To This Comment

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

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy foccassia..Adding semolina is new to me!!

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Jayasri Ravi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Devi said... Reply To This Comment

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 :)

Poornima Nair said... Reply To This Comment

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

Amina Khaleel said... Reply To This Comment

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

Jay said... Reply To This Comment

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

savitha ramesh said... Reply To This Comment

Love the bread..its so soft.

Swathi Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

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

Cake Duchess said... Reply To This Comment

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

Kanchan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Little Inbox said... Reply To This Comment

Nice try, and it was so successful!

Shulie said... Reply To This Comment

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

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely focaccia looks incredible.

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said... Reply To This Comment

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